About March 31

March 31, 2024 is the 91st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 304 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.
  • 1774
    American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
  • 1854
    Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
  • 1877
    The family with samurai antecedents that responded to the Saigō army in Ōita Nakatsu, rebels.
  • 1885
    The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
  • 1918
    Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment.
  • 1945
    World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.
  • 1949
    The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
  • 1951
    Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
  • 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
    Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 1991
    Georgian independence referendum, 1991: nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country’s independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1994
    Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
  • 1995
    Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named “Black Friday” by Hispanics.

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