March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2019 is the 90th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1910Six North Staffordshire Pottery towns federate to form modern Stoke-on-Trent.
- 1917The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
- 1957Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
- 1979The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
- 1986A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.
- 1986Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
- 1990200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
- 1991The Islamic Constitutional Movement, or Hadas, is established in Kuwait.
- 1992The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1778Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858)
- 1871Arthur Griffith, Irish politician (d. 1922)
- 1884Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-born American astronomer (d. 1946)
- 1938Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
- 1955Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
- 1959Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
- 1969Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish politician
- 1969Steve Smith, American basketball player
- 1981Gerard McCarthy, British actor
- 1988Hogan Ephraim, English footballer
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