Arlington, VA in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 1915-10-21 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris
  • 2018-11-13 Amazon announces two new corporate outposts at Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • 1955-11-23 Mary Landrieu, American politician (US Senator of Louisiana, 1997-2005), born in Arlington, Virgina
  • 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
  • 1964-05-11 Bobby Witt, American MLB pitcher, 1986-2001 (Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, and 5 other teams), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1972-02-17 Stephen Robinson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1977-09-23 Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and piano player, born in Arlington, Virginia

Famous Weddings

Robert E. Lee

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