Arlington, VA in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1864-06-15 Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1915-10-21 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • 1956-04-16 David M Brown, Arlington Va, Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1957-01-07 Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
  • 1964-05-11 Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1972-02-17 Stephen Robinson, Arlington Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1976-09-21 Adrian Olivo, Arlington Va, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1831-06-30 Soldier and future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Custis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee