Today is Thursday, March 15, the 74th day of 2018. There are 291 days left in the year.

Highlight in History

In 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived back in the Spanish harbor of Palos de la Frontera, two months after concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.


In 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.

In 1964, actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage, his second. (They divorced in 1974, remarried in 1975, then divorced again in 1976.)

In 1985, the first internet domain name, symbolics.com, was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corp. of Massachusetts.

Today’s Birthdays

Musician DJ Fontana is 87. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85. Actor Judd Hirsch is 83. Rock musician Phil Lesh is 78. Singer Mike Love (The Beach Boys) is 77. Rock singer-musician Sly Stone is 75. Rock singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is 63. Actress Park Overall is 61. Movie director Renny Harlin is 59. Model Fabio is 57. Rock singer Bret Michaels (Poison) is 55. Actor Chris Bruno is 52. Rock singer Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) is 50. Actress Kim Raver is 49. Rock musician Mark Hoppus is 46. Actress Eva Longoria is 43. Rapper-musician will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) is 43. Rock DJ Joseph Hahn (Linkin Park) is 41. Rapper Young Buck is 37. Actor Sean Biggerstaff is 35. Rock musician Ethan Mentzer is 35. Actor Kellan Lutz is 33. Actress Caitlin Wachs is 29.