u Born here in Washington D. C. were: bandleader/composer John Philip Sousa in 1854, actress Billie Burke in 1885, statesman John Foster Dulles in 1888, actress Ina Claire in 1892, actor Alan Hale Sr, in 1892, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in 1895, musician Duke Ellington in 1899, actress Helen Hayes in 1900, actress Anita Colby in 1914, baseball player Maury Wills in 1932, basketball player Elgin Baylor in 1934, TV commentator Pat Buchanan in 1938, actor David Birney in 1939, journalist Carl Bernstein in 1944, actress Goldie Hahn in 1945, TV news person Connie Chung in 1946, politician Al Gore in 1948, actor Samuel Jackson in 1948,TV personality Jayne Kennedy in 1951, news person Maureen Dowd in 1952, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in 1956, basketball player Adrian Dantley in 1956, John Kennedy Jr. in 1960, internet researcher Matt Drudge in 1966, and actress Alyson Hannigan in 1974,
u Abraham Lincoln was assassinated here in Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. The rebuilt theater is located at 511 10th Street NW.
u Abraham Lincoln died here in a first floor small room in the Peterson boarding house at 516 10th Street N.W., across the street from Ford's Theater on April 15, 1865.
u President Abraham Lincoln’s retreat, where he lived each year from June to November, from 1862 to 1864, is located at . An early Camp David, the cottage sits on a hill that is shared by the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home, a home for retired and disabled veterans. The cottage, located three miles north of downtown, was being restored in 2005.
u Martin Luther King Jr. Wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech while staying at the historic Willard Hotel at 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. President Ulysses S,. Grant coined the term “lobbyists” in the hotel’s lobby which he frequented often.
u Mary Surratt was hanged here in the center of the Parade Ground of the U.S. Penitentiary at 4th and P, fronting the Washington Channel, on July 7, 1865. Mary was the first woman hanged in the United States.
u Mary Jo Kopechne was living here at 2912 Olive Street in 1969 when she drowned when Ted Kennedy ran his Oldsmobile off a bridge.
u Poet Walt Whitman once worked here as a male nurse,
u Dolly Madison was baptized and confirmed here in St. John's Episcopal Church at Vermont and H Street. Pew 54 is set aside for the President.
u Presidents James Madison and James Monroe worshipped here in the Christ Church at 620G. Street S.E.
u The services for John F. Kennedy were held here in St. Matthews Roman Catholic Cathedral at 1725 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
u President James Madison and Dolly lived here in the Octagon House at 1799 New York Ave. N.W. in 1814 and 1815. It was built for Col. John Taylor, wealthy planter and friend of George Washington. The treaty of Ghent was signed here on Christmas Eve in 1814. For years, it was Washington D. C.s favorite haunted house.
u President Woodrow Wilson lived here at 2340 S. St. in 1921 after his retirement. He died here in 1924.
u Robert Todd Lincoln and Mary Halan were married here at 304 H. St. on September 24,1868.
u Robert Todd Lincoln died here at 3051 M. St. in 1911.
u Alexander Bell once lived here at 1439 Massachusetts.
u Monica Lewinsky lived here at the Watergate at 26550 Virginia Ave. The Nixon Watergate burglary of the Democratic Headquarters occurred here in rooms 214 and 314 in 1872.
u Linda Tripp taped Monica Lewinsky here in the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Sports announcer Marv Alpert was entertained here by prostitutes.
u J. Edgar Hoover lived here with his mother at 423 Seward Square in 1933.
u Charles Guiteau was originally buried here beneath the northeast corner of the old Washington D. C. jail and asylum at 19th and Independence Ave. S.E. He assassinated President Garfield, and was hanged on June 6, 1882.