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March 31: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 31

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
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 of 99.5% voter approval.
1988

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

It was a adaptation of the horrors slaves 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 6 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 6 beds at the time and NYC had a population of just over 8,000 people.

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.

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.

Famous People Born On March 31

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Scottish Actor
Birthday: March 31, 1971
Age: 50 years old
Born In: Scotland, United Kingdom
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

German Composer
Birthday: March 31, 1685
Died On: Jul 28, 1750 (Age 65)
Born In: Eisenach, Germany

Special Holidays On March 31st

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

March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31: National Crayola Crayon Day

National Crayola Crayon Day

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