March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2021 was the 90th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1146Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1909Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1921The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
- 1930The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.
- 1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1970Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
- 1979The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
- 1990200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
- 1994Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1499Pope Pius IV (d. 1565)
- 1621Andrew Marvell, English poet (d. 1678)
- 1809Edward FitzGerald, English poet (d. 1883)
- 1823Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (d. 1886)
- 1915Albert Hourani, English historian (d. 1993)
- 1915Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
- 1939Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Georgian politician (d. 1993)
- 1948Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
- 1955Angus Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
- 1976Josh Saviano, American actor
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