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

  • 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.
  • 1774
    American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
  • 1970
    Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
  • 1985
    The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 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.
  • 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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