Washington, D.C. in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 234 of 234

  • 1989-04-09 Washington, D.C. march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions)
  • 1989-07-20 Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
  • 1990-01-18 Washington DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
  • 1990-06-13 Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1990-09-24 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

Film release premierFilm Premier

1990-10-19 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)

  • 1990-12-18 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Washington, D.C. as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
  • 1991-05-05 A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after Salvadoran man is shot by police
  • 1991-06-05 Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.
  • 1991-06-08 Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1992-04-05 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
  • 1992-04-23 Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington, D.C.) let out of prison
  • 1993-04-22 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington D.C.
  • 1993-08-20 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month

Film release premierFilm Premier

1993-11-30 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)

  • 1994-07-15 Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • 1994-07-25 Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1995-07-27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1995-10-16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • 1997-09-25 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
  • 1997-11-11 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • 1997-12-02 MCI Center opens in Washington, D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics

Music concertMusic Concert

2001-10-21 "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-11-20 US President George W. Bush dedicates the US Department of Justice headquarters the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, on what would have been his 76th birthday

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2002-05-22 The remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
  • 2002-10-24 Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
  • 2004-05-29 The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2009-06-22 Two Metro subway trains collide in Washington, D.C., killing 9 and injuring over 80
  • 2013-09-16 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.
  • 2014-12-13 A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-01-21 More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March' against Donald Trump, with 500,000 marching in Washington D.C.

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-06-14 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-07-20 Elon Musk tweets he has "verbal govt approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk

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