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

Historical Events

Events 201 - 248 of 248

  • 1987-04-07 National Museum of Female Physicians opens in Washington, D.C.
  • 1987-10-11 200,000 march for gay and lesbian civil rights in Washington, D.C.
  • 1988-01-17 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings, 17-10
  • 1988-09-29 Union Station reopens in Washington, D.C.
  • 1988-10-03 WBMW-FM, Washington, D.C. changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
  • 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, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting

Meeting of InterestMikhail Kalashnikov Meets Eugene Stoner

1990-05-16 Eugene Stoner and Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creators of the M16 rifle and the AK-47 rifle respectively, meet in Washington, D.C.

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The inventor of the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov (right), meets the inventor of the M-16, Eugene Stoner (left)
The inventor of the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov (right), meets the inventor of the M-16, Eugene Stoner (left)
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  • 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.

  • 1992-01-12 NFC Championship, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions, 41-10
  • 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 and Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • 1994-07-25 Jordan and 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 announces franchises in Detroit (Shock) and Washington D.C. (Mystics) would join the League as expansion teams for the 1998 season
  • 1997-12-02 MCI Center opens in Washington, D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics
  • 1998-06-16 Stanley Cup Final, MCI Center, Washington, D.C.: Detroit Red Wings go back-to-back, defeating debutant finalists Washington Capitals, 4-1 for a 4-0 series sweep
  • 2001-02-11 50th NBA All-Star Game, MCI Centre, Washington, D.C.: East beats West, 111-110; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, G

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 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 government approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington, D.C.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 2018-03-24 Tens of thousands attend 'March for Our Lives' rallies held in Washington, D.C. and around the world to protest gun violence
  • 2018-07-14 Russian covert agent Maria Butina arrested by the FBI in Washington, D.C.., charged with being unregistered foreign agent
  • 2018-07-17 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2019-01-03 116th US Congress convenes in Washington, D.C., electing Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives for the second time

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 278 of 278

  • 1964-12-14 C. J. Snare, American vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-02-12 Brett Kavanaugh, American judge, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-06-15 Adam Smith, American politician (D-Wash), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-09-16 Katy Kurtzman, American actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-10-31 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-12-07 Jeffrey Wright, American actor (Angels in America, Westworld), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-12-16 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966-01-25 Chet Culver, American politician (Governor of Iowa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966-11-25 Stacy Lattisaw, American disco singer ("Million Dollar Baby"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966-12-24 Deidrich Bader, American actor (Drew Carey Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966-12-26 Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-01-04 Michael "Mike" Peterson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-01-05 J. B. Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-01-14 Tom Rhodes, American comedian & actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-05-04 Ana Gasteyer, American actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-09-20 Kristen Johnston, American actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-10-26 Bobby Houston, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968-06-23 Jay Y Lee [Lee Jae-yong], South Korean Vice Chairman of Samsung, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968-12-10 Rob Davis, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968-12-12 Rory Kennedy, American documentary filmmaker, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968-12-17 Curtis Pride, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-04-04 Anthony Tucker, American basketball forward (NY Knicks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-04-27 Cory Booker, American politician, 36th Mayor of Newark (2006-13), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-07-07 Robin Weigert, American actress, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-07-24 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-08-27 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestSheryl Sandberg

1969-08-28 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Executive
Sheryl Sandberg
  • 1969-09-11 Laura Sisk, American actress (Allison Rescott-Loving), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-11-10 Rod Milstead, American NFL guard (Super Bowl 1994, SF 49ers; coach Delaware State), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-12-21 Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-04-08 Derek D. Brown, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-04-10 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Never Too Busy"; "For You"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-04-16 Walt Williams, American NBA forward and guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-06-15 Amanda Cromwell, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-09-06 Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), American electronic and experimental hip hop musician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-09-11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-12-12 Orlando Brown, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-03-01 Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-04-17 Jim Acosta, American journalist (CNN White House correspondent), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-07-04 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player, born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestPete Sampras

1971-08-12 Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1971-08-22 Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-11-26 Winky Wright, American professional boxer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-12-16 Catherine "Cathy" Symon, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972-01-18 Ryan Kuehl, American football long snapper (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972-01-23 Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972-04-17 Keith Lyle, American football safety (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972-07-09 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973-08-24 Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973-09-13 Philip Dulebohn, American figure skater (Olynpic Gold 2003), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973-11-05 Rupert Grant, American NFL fullback (NE Patriots), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1974-03-24 Alyson Hannigan, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I met Your Mother), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1974-07-31 Jonathan Ogden, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle (11-time Pro Bowl; Baltimore Ravens), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1974-09-04 Nona Gaye, American singer and daughter of Marvin Gaye, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975-10-07 Damian Kulash, American musician (OK Go), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975-10-15 Ginuwine [Elgin Baylor Lumpkin], American singer (Ginuwine...The Bachelor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975-12-17 Napiera Danielle Groves, American actress and Miss USA-Washington, D.C. (1997, Miss Congeniality), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1976-03-22 Kellie Shanygne Williams, actress (Laura-Family Matters), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976-09-20 Jon Bernthal, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Punisher), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1977-11-16 Mauricio Ochmann, American actor, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • 1978-11-20 Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestKatherine Heigl

1978-11-24 Katherine Heigl, actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1979-10-10 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980-01-14 Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980-05-05 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980-07-21 Lee Camp, American comedian (Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980-12-22 Chris Carmack, American actor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1981-01-01 Eden Riegel, American actress (All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1981-11-16 Caitlin Glass, American voice actress, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • 1983-07-26 Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1983-09-12 Daniel Muir, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1984-01-31 Vernon Davis, American football tight end, born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestElizabeth Holmes

1984-02-03 Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos (youngest self-made female billionaire - Forbes 2014), born in Washington, D.C.

Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos
Elizabeth Holmes
  • 1984-05-25 Shawne Merriman, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1984-07-30 Gabrielle Christian, American actress, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1988-09-29 Kevin Durant, American basketball forward (2-time NBA Finals MVP 2017-18 Golden State Warriors), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1992-04-24 Sean Rademaker, American actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestKatie Ledecky

1997-03-17 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 2016), born in Washington, D.C.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky

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