2019 Daily Holidays that fall on March 31, include:
Cesar Chavez Day
Eiffel Tower Day
Mothering Sunday - March 31, 2019
National Bunsen Burner Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Crayon Day
National She's Funny That Way
Oranges and Lemons Day
Transfer Day - March 31 (U.S. Virgin Islands)
World Backup Day
2019 Weekly Holidays that include March 31, are:
International Dark Sky Week - March 31 - April 7, 2019
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019 through April 18, 2019
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 21, 2019)
Money Smart Week - March 30 - April 6, 2019
NanoDays - March 30 - April 7, 2019
National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 14, 2019
Orthodox Lent - March 11 - April 27, 2019
2019 Monthly Holidays that include March 31, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our March Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of March.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Ultra Music Festival - March 29-31, 2019 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.
The Astrological Sign for March 31 is Aries.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for March are:
The Jonquil, better known as Daffodil or Narcissus
The meaning of the Daffodil is friendship and domestic happiness
The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
1927 – César Chávez, American activist (d. 1993)
1929 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)
1934 – Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds, Shogun)
1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)
1935 – Herb Alpert, American trumpet player and bandleader (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass)
1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor
1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian (Welcome Back Kotter)
1948 – Al Gore, American politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress (Cheers)
1950 – Ed Marinaro, American football player and actor (Hill Street Blues)
1913 – J. P. Morgan, American financier (b. 1837)
1945 – Anne Frank, German Holocaust victim and author (b. 1929)
1995 – Selena, Mexican-American singer (b. 1971)
2004 – Scott Helvenston, American Navy SEAL and Blackwater Security contractor, he was the personal trainer for Demi Moore during her G.I. Jane movie (b. 1965)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1996 - Actor and director Clint Eastwood weds news anchor Dina Ruiz
Quote of the Day
Anne Frank, born in 1929, died on this day in 1945. She was a German Holocaust victim and author. Her Diary, initially called the Diary of a Young Girl, was published after her death and describes her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is a Must Read!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 31, is some tips and recipes, on what to do with Leftover Ham, typically made on Christmas, and Easter.
This Day in History
1870 - Thomas Mundy, is the 1st black to vote in the US
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened (commemorates French Revolution) (pictured below)
1909 – Construction of the RMS Titanic begins
1917 – The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands
1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time
1921 – The Royal Australian Air Force is formed
1931 – An earthquake which destroys Managua, Nicaragua, kills 2,000
1932 - Ford unveils its V-8 engine
1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving unemployment in the US
1949 - Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province
1953 - Department of Health, Education & Welfare is established
1954 - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado,is established
1958 - US Navy forms atomic sub division
1965 - US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
1979 – The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day
1980 - President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry
1990 - Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
2004 – In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed
This Day in Music
1949 - RCA introduces the 45 rpm record, which eventually becomes the format of choice for singles
1962 - Connie Francis' Don't Break The Heart That Loves You hits #1
1967 - 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
1972 - The official Beatles Fan Club disbands
1976 - NJ Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator
1978 - Wings release London Town album
1982 - The Doobie Brothers announce their (temporary) breakup, after twelve years together
1995 - Singer Selena
dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan
club president, Yolanda Saldivar, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of
Selena, was such a huge talent! She died on this day in 1995, at the age of 23. Above is one of my favorite songs of hers, I Could Fall in Love.
This Day in Sports
1973 - Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision
1978 - Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National & retires
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Turned away, contorted (of the face or body) 2. Dryly humorous; sardonic or ironic. 3. Twisted, bent, crooked.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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