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March 31: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, March 31, 1889, the iconic Eiffel Tower was officially opened?

March 31st is known as International Transgender Day of Visibility and Crayola Crayon Day.

Today marks the 90th day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 275 days left until the end of the year.

Let’s celebrate this special day by finding out all the major happenings and events that fell on this day throughout history. We are certain they’ll quench your thirst for knowledge!

Did you know that on this day in 1889, the iconic Eiffel Tower was officially opened? It remained the tallest man-made tower for 41 years.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 31st in history!

What Events Happened On March 31 In History?

2018 The first protests of the 2018 Armenian Revolution began.

1999 The Matrix was released in the US and grossed over $460 million worldwide.

OTD in 1999: The Matrix was released in the US and grossed over $460 million worldwide.

1999 Romantic comedy “10 Things I hate About You” was released.

The movie was an adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," written in the late 16th Century.

1991 A referendum in the Republic of Georgia took place to vote on the country’s independence.

It passed with 99.5% voter approval.

1988 Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize Award for her novel “Beloved.”

It was an adaptation of the horrors enslaved people had to live through.

1981 The first Golden Raspberry Awards took place in John Wilson’s living room.

The first Razzie Award went to "Can't Stop the Music."

1971 Starbucks served its first latte in Seattle, Washington, US.

OTD in 1971: Starbucks served its first latte in Seattle

1966 Luna 10 was launched by the USSR and became the first satellite to orbit the moon.

1923 The first dance marathon took place in New York City, US.

Alma Cummings set a record of 27 hours dancing with six different partners.

1918 The US daylight saving time went into effect.

1889 The iconic Eiffel Tower officially opened and was the tallest man-made tower for 41 years.

1736 Bellevue Hospital opened the NYC Almshouse, the first public hospital in the US.

OTD in 1736: Bellevue Hospital opened the NYC Almshouse

The Bellevue Hospital only had six beds at the time, and NYC had a population of just over 8,000 people.

Famous Quotes Said On March 31

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.

1895

“We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin.”

– Nikola Tesla

1849

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

Famous People Born On March 31

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Ewan McGregor? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1971 Ewan McGregor

Scottish Actor

Ewan McGregor
Age:
51 years old
Born In:
Scotland, UK

1943 Christopher Walken

American Actor

Christopher Walken
Age:
79 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1685 Johann Sebastian Bach

German Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach
Died On:
Jul 28, 1750 (Age 65)
Born In:
Eisenach, Germany

1948 Al Gore

American Politician

Al Gore
Age:
74 years old
Born In:
Washington D.C., USA

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1965 - 1993 Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee was an American actor born on February 1, 1965. He died on this day in 1993 at age 28 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

1643 - 1727 Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was an English mathematician born on January 4, 1643. He died on this day in 1727 at age 84.

Special Holidays On March 31

Here are some interesting holidays that are celebrated on this day.

March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Thankfully we now live in a world where people are encouraged to live true to who they are. Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility and celebrates transgender persons while creating awareness of the discrimination they may still face.

March 31: National Crayola Crayon Day

National Crayola Crayon Day

It’s time to embrace your inner child and get back to your books, as it’s Crayola Crayon Day! Celebrate this colorful day by doodling to your heart’s content, or maybe try hosting a coloring competition with your friends!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

When Pink Floyd designed the “Animals” album cover, the inflatable pig tied to the power station broke free, causing Heathrow Airport to cancel all their flights.

March 31 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Aries.

Aries like to be on the move and travel at a faster pace than most other people. This can sometimes make it difficult for most people to keep up.

For all of you who were born in March, your allocated birthstone is aquamarine. Aquamarine is a beautiful sea-green crystal that is associated with tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony.

If you were born on March 31st, you were likely conceived on the week of July 8th in the previous year.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around December 22nd, 2022.

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