44 BC – Julius Ceasar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd state.
1916 – President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 U.S. troops over the Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
1991 – A grand jury indicted four Los Angeles police officers on felony assault charges for the beating of Rodney King. The officers’ acquittals in 1992 sparked violent riots in the city.