About March 31

March 31, 2021 is the 90th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aries is the sun 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 307 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 31

  • 307
    After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.
  • 1146
    Bernard 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.
  • 1866
    The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1885
    The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
  • 1889
    The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
  • 1903
    Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft.
  • 1921
    The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas killing 8 including Knute Rockne, head football coach at the University of Notre Dame
  • 1949
    The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
  • 1959
    The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
  • 1964
    A coup d'état in Brazil establishes a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
  • 1970
    Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
  • 1980
    The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors.
  • 1986
    A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.
  • 1986
    Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
  • 1991
    Georgian independence referendum, 1991: nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country’s independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1992
    The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
  • 1994
    Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.

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