Arlington in History

Historical Events

  • 1861-06-01 Skirmish at Arlington Mills, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1971-09-21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • 1973-08-26 University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing
  • 1973-09-19 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • 1989-08-03 Jorge Velásquez wins aboard Maddie Bumpo in the 3rd at Arlington International Racecourse to become only the 5th jockey in the world to ride 6,000 career winners
  • 1995-07-11 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • 2010-11-01 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP

Sport awardSuper Bowl

2011-02-06 Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
  • 2015-01-12 College Football National Championship, AT&T Stadium, Arlington: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Oregon, 42-20
  • 2016-04-03 WrestleMania XXXII, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX (101,763): Roman Reigns defeats Triple H; The Undertaker beats Shane McMahon in "Hell in a Cell"

Famous Birthdays

  • 1943-07-04 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1954-07-26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • 1956-04-16 David M. Brown, U.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut, born in Arlington, Virginia (d. 2003)
  • 1957-01-07 Katie Couric, American journalist & author (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1961-04-13 Tammy Stephens, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1964-05-11 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1966-08-20 "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, American heavy metal guitarist (Pantera), born in Arlington, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1968-08-22 Rich Lowry, American magazine editor and columnist, born in Arlington Country, Virginia
  • 1971-11-10 Jennifer McFalls, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1972-02-17 Stephen Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1976-05-04 Ben Grieve, American baseball player, born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1984-09-12 Taylor Jenkins, American basketball head coach (Memphis Grizzlies 2019), born in Arlington, Texas

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1988-07-16 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont