What are the important events that happened on March 31? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 31: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 31 is the 91st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 18, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,585,612,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontahenagon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 318 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,657 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 31 Historical Events
After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.
The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
The 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.
World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
Georgian independence referendum, 1991: nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country’s independence from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 31?
Andrew Marvell, English poet (d. 1678)
Pope Benedict XIV (d. 1758)
King Frederick V of Denmark (d. 1766)
William Daniels, American actor
Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
Ed Marinaro, American football player and actor
Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
Benjamin Eicher, Swiss film director
Adam Green, American film director
Louis van der Westhuizen, Namibian cricketer
Who died on March 31?
Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian statesman (b. 1718)
John Constable, English painter (b. 1776)
Anne Frank, German-born diarist (b. 1929)
Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
Ralph DePalma, Italian-born race car driver (b. 1884)
Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
Anne Gwynne, American film actress (b. 1918)
Scott Helvenston, American Navy SEAL and Blackwater Contractor (b. 1965)
Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)
Bill Keightley (Mr. Wildcat), American basketball equipment manager (b. 1926)
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