What happened this day in history March 31

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, 26,426,880 minutes 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

  • 307
    After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.
  • 1885
    The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
  • 1906
    The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States.
  • 1921
    The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
  • 1931
    An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
  • 1933
    The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment.
  • 1970
    Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
  • 1979
    The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
  • 1985
    The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 2004
    Iraq War in Anbar Province - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.

Who were born on March 31?

  • 1621
    Andrew Marvell, English poet (d. 1678)
  • 1914
    Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1944
    Pascal Danel, French singer and songwriter
  • 1968
    Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1971
    Craig McCracken, American Animator
  • 1972
    Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • 1972
    Luca Gentili, Italian footballer
  • 1976
    Josh Saviano, American actor
  • 1977
    Garth Tander, Australian racing driver
  • 1985
    Jessica Szohr, American actress

Who died on March 31?

  • 1783
    Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian statesman (b. 1718)
  • 1837
    John Constable, English painter (b. 1776)
  • 1880
    Henryk Wieniawski, Polish composer (b. 1835)
  • 1917
    Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1854)
  • 1931
    Knute Rockne, American football coach (b. 1888)
  • 1935
    Concordia Selander, Swedish actress (b. 1861)
  • 1944
    Mineichi Koga, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • 1945
    Anne Frank, German-born diarist (b. 1929)
  • 2001
    Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Angela Devi, American adult model (b. 1975)

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