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, 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

  • 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.
  • 1909
    Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1918
    Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
  • 1930
    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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
  • 1951
    Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
  • 1985
    The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 1990
    200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
  • 1991
    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?

  • 1621
    Andrew Marvell, English poet (d. 1678)
  • 1675
    Pope Benedict XIV (d. 1758)
  • 1723
    King Frederick V of Denmark (d. 1766)
  • 1927
    William Daniels, American actor
  • 1938
    Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
  • 1950
    Ed Marinaro, American football player and actor
  • 1955
    Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1974
    Benjamin Eicher, Swiss film director
  • 1975
    Adam Green, American film director
  • 1988
    Louis van der Westhuizen, Namibian cricketer

Who died on March 31?

  • 1783
    Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian statesman (b. 1718)
  • 1837
    John Constable, English painter (b. 1776)
  • 1945
    Anne Frank, German-born diarist (b. 1929)
  • 1952
    Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • 1956
    Ralph DePalma, Italian-born race car driver (b. 1884)
  • 1981
    Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
  • 2003
    Anne Gwynne, American film actress (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Scott Helvenston, American Navy SEAL and Blackwater Contractor (b. 1965)
  • 2005
    Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)
  • 2008
    Bill Keightley (Mr. Wildcat), American basketball equipment manager (b. 1926)

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