Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

44 BC – On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus (More info)

1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas (More info)

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson urges Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act (More info)

1985 – The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com, is registered (More info)

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union (More info)