March 31 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Holy Saturday
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Easter Saturday
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
First day of Passover
Multiple Countries Multiple Types
Daylight Saving Time ends
Multiple Countries Clock Change/daylight Saving Time
Passover (first day)
United states Jewish Holiday
César Chávez Day
United states (Ca , Co* , Tx*) State Holiday
Earth Hour
- International
Freedom Day
Malta National Holiday
Pesach I (First day of Passover)
Israel National Holiday, Hebrew
Transfer Day
Us virgin islands Public Holiday
Micronesia Culture Day (Chuuk & Pohnpei)
Micronesia Local Holiday
National Crayon Day
- Weird

Historical Events on March 31

  • 1774: The port of Boston is ordered to be closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act by the British before the American Revolutionary War begins.
  • 1822: Soldiers from the Ottoman Empire massacre residents of the Greek island of Chios after an attempted rebellion.
  • 1854: The ports of Hakodate and Shimoda in Japan are opened to American trade when Commodore Matthew Perry and the Tokugawa Shogunate sign the Convention of Kanagawa.
  • 1899: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is officially opened to the public.
  • 1899: American forces capture Malolos.
  • 1917: After paying Denmark $25 million USD, the United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies. It’s then renamed to the U.S Virgin Islands.
  • 1918: Daylight Savings Time is initiated in the U.S for the first time.
  • 1921: The Royal Australian Air Force is officially organized.
  • 1930: The Motion Picture Production Code goes into effect. This code would impose strict guidelines on the depiction of crime, religion, violence and sex in the U.S until the late 1960s.
  • 1942: The British possession Christmas Island is invaded by Imperial Japanese forces during World War II.
  • 1945: The world’s first operational jet-powered aircraft is turned over to the United States by a defecting German pilot. This jet is the Messerschmitt Me 262A-1.
  • 1949: The Dominion of Newfoundland becomes the tenth province of Canada.
  • 1951: The first UNIVAC I computer is delivers to the U.S Census Bureau by Remington Rand.
  • 1966: Luna 10 is launched by the Soviet Union; It would later become the first space probe to orbit the moon.
  • 1970: After 12-year in orbit, Explorer 1 re-enters the atmosphere of the Earth.

Famous Birthdays on March 31

  • American actor Christopher Walken is born in 1943.
  • American politician Angus King is born in 1944.
  • American politician, 45th Vice-President of the U.S and Nobel Prize laureate, Al Gore is born in 1948.
  • American actress Rhea Perlman is born in 1948.
  • American actor William McNamara is born in 1965.
  • Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is born in 1971.

Yule

Christmas Eve

Boxing Day

Mardi Gras

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Easter

Labor Day