About March 31

March 31, 2022 is the 90th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 297 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 31

  • 1822
    The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an attempted rebellion, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.
  • 1854
    Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
  • 1866
    The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1889
    The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
  • 1909
    Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1918
    Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
  • 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
    An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
  • 1951
    Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
  • 1957
    Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
  • 1958
    In the Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265.
  • 1964
    A coup d'état in Brazil establishes a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
  • 1991
    The Islamic Constitutional Movement, or Hadas, is established in Kuwait.
  • 1994
    Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
  • 2004
    Iraq War in Anbar Province - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.

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