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Washington DC - Notable Historical Events

Benjamin BannekerMar 11, 1789

Thomas JeffersonMar 4, 1801

Andrew JacksonJan 30, 1835

Abraham LincolnFeb 13, 1861

Martin Luther KingAug 28, 1963

Menachem BeginMar 11, 1982

President BushSep 24, 1990

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Washington DC - Historical Events
Date Event
1789-03-11

Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC

1800-12-12

Washington DC established as capital of US

1801-02-27

Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction

1801-03-04

1st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

1835-01-30

Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

1857-02-16

Gallaudet College (National Deaf Mute college) forms in Washington DC

1861-02-11

President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Washington DC

1861-02-13

Abraham Lincoln declared president in Washington DC

1861-07-25

Washington DC - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union & uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery

1861-10-24

First US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington DC)

1862-06-02

Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC

1866-11-20

Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1867-03-01

Howard University, Washington DC, chartered

1888-01-03

1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC

1889-10-02

1st Pan American conference (Washington DC)

1894-03-25

Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington DC

1901-11-27

Army War College forms in Washington DC

1903-01-22

The Hay-Herran Treaty concerning the USA's right to the Panama Canal is signed by the Colombian Charge d'affaires in Washington DC (never ratified)

1907-11-13

The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification

1913-01-13

Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington DC

1913-03-03

Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC

1914-02-12

Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

1919-07-24

Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded)

1921-09-08

1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington DC

1923-07-19

WRC-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions

1927-11-17

Tornado hits Washington DC

1928-11-11

WOL-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions

1947-06-27

WRC TV channel 4 in Washington DC (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948-10-21

Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

1950-02-20

WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC

1956-09-14

1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC

1960-01-28

1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC

1961-03-29

23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington DC residents to vote in presidential elections

1961-04-30

1st shuttle flights between Washington DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)

1963-08-28

Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

1964-02-11

Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum

1971-09-08

John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington DC

1972-02-17

President Nixon leaves Washington DC for China

1972-10-11

Prison uprising at Washington DC jail

1973-09-19

NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington DC

1973-09-26

Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington DC to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).

1973-12-02

Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington DC opens

1973-12-06

NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington DC (doesn't happen)

1976-03-27

Washington DC underground Metro opens

1978-04-03

Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington DC

1982-03-11

Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC

1982-11-13

Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC

1984-02-27

WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC

1990-09-24

South African President F W de Klerk meets US President Bush in Washington DC

1991-06-05

Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington DC

1997-11-11

WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington DC

2006-02-12

A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington DC up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.

2013-09-16

12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington DC

2016-03-16

Washington DC subway to shut down for 29 hours for safety checks

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Washington DC - Notable Birthdays

John Philip SousaNov 6, 1854

Samuel L. JacksonDec 21, 1948

Washington DC - Birthdays
Date Event
1854-11-06

John Philip Sousa, Washington DC, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever)

1888-09-16

Almira Sessions, Washington DC, actress (Oklahoma Annie)

1892-10-15

Ina Claire, [Fagan], Washington DC, actress (Ninotchika)

1903-10-20

John Lodge, Washington DC, actor (Witchmaker)

1918-07-27

Leonard Rose, Washington DC, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51)

1922-06-27

George Theophilus Walker, Washington DC, composer (Praise of Lillies)

1936-11-25

Matt Clark, Washington DC, actor/director (Return to Oz, Horror Show)

1945-09-23

Ronald Bushy, Washington DC, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly)

1946-10-20

Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)

1948-07-17

Ron Asheton, Washington DC, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), (d. 2009).

1948-12-21

Samuel L. Jackson, Washington DC, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction)

1950-02-06

Punky Meadows, Washington DC, rock guitarist (Angel)

1958-01-04

Matt Frewer, Washington DC, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor)

1959-12-17

Michelle Mackall, Washington DC, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's-32nd)

1960-09-12

Lynn Connelly, Washington DC, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th)

1963-01-28

Colleen Harp, Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)

1963-05-30

Lynda Wiesmeier, Washington DC, playmate (Jul, 1982)

1968-12-17

Curtis Pride, Washington DC, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1972-03-09

Marcia M Griffith, Washington DC, Miss America-Maryland (1996)

1972-9-23

Ana Marie Cox, Washington DC

1973-09-13

Philip Dulebohn, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr - 3rd)

1976-08-02

Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)

Washington DC - Notable Weddings

Walter JohnsonJun 24, 1914

Washington DC - Weddings
Date Event
1914-06-24

MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington DC

Washington DC - Notable Deaths

Vince LombardiSep 3, 1970

Washington DC - Deaths
Date Event
1965-01-12

Porcupine, in Washington DC zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent

1970-09-03

Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington DC at 57


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