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.

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.

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.

u Congressional at 1801 East Street S.E.
– Mary Fuller, actress. Fuller was a movie star from 1909 to 1917. Then she disappeared from public view when she suffered a nervous breakdown after her broken love affair. After treatment in a Washington D. C. mental institution, she tried to resume her screen career in 1929 but could find very few roles. In 1947, she suffered another breakdown and was admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital here in Washington where she died in 1972.
– Mary Ann Hall, Madam of Washington D. C.'s most exclusive and highest price house of prostitution. She ran a house of prostitution on Maryland Ave 3 blocks from the Capitol building. She died in 1866 and is near the grave of J. Edgar Hoover.
– David Herold, accomplice of John Wilkes Booth accomplice. Harold was hanged in July of 1865.
– J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director. He is in Range 20, Site 117.
– Thomas "Tip" O'Neill Jr., speaker of the house.
– John Phillip Sousa, composer/bandmaster.
– Taza, Son of Apache Chief Cochise.

u Glenwood
– Louis Gathmann, inventor of the sectional telescope lenses.
– Emmanuel Leutze, artist. He painted the "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

u Mount Olivet at 1300 Bladensberg.
– Mary Surratt. She was hanged on July 7, 1865, at age 45, for her involvement in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. She owned the Washington, D. C. boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices met. Mary Surratt's boarding house is still standing in the Chinatown area of Washington D.C.; it is now a Chinese restaurant called Wok and Roll. She was the first woman to be hanged in the U.S. Sheis in Section 12-F, Lot 31.

u Oak Hill
– Dean Acheson, Presidential Cabinet Secretary.
– John Joyce, poet. He wrote "
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
– Philip Barton Key, son of composer Francis Scott Key. On February 27, 1859, Key was shot and killed by Congressman, Major General Daniel E. Sickles, in Lafayette Square across the street from the White House for allegedly having an affair with Sickles wife.
– John Howard Payne, poet/author/statesman. He wrote the song
Home Sweet Home.
– General Jesse Lee Reno. Reno, Nevada is named after him.
– Max Robinson, TV news anchor.

u Rock Creek
– Cleveland Abbe, America's first weather forecaster. In Section M, Lot 292, Range 5.
– Marian "Clover" Adams. She committed suicide in 1885 and reportedly haunts the Hay Adams Hotel in Lafayette Square.
– Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone.
– Fulton Lewis Jr., news commentator and columnist.
– Rosalie Poe, sister of Edgar Allen Poe.

u Washington National Cathedral in Wilson Bay
– Admiral George Dewey.
– Cordell Hull, Presidential Cabinet Secretary.
– Helen Keller, blind social activist.
– Woodrow Wilson, U. S. President.

u National Museum of Health and Medicine
– Dwight D. Eisenhower. His gall stones and a molar are here.
– Charles Guiteau, assassin of President Garfield. He was hanged on June 30, 1802. His skeleton, spleen and brain are in storage here at the museum.
– Part of President Garfield's spine through which Guiteau's bullet passed.
– Abraham Lincoln. Fragments of his skull are here.
– Daniel Sickles. One of his leg bones are here.

u The ghost of President Woodrow Wilson has been seen in the bedroom rocking chair in the Blair House.
u Dolly Madison haunts the White House gardens.
u Abigail Adams has been seen walking the hallways in the White House.
u Abraham Lincoln's ghost has been seen in his former bedroom.
u William Henry Harrison haunts the attic.
u The ghost of Andrew Jackson has been seen in the Rose Bedroom.
u The Rose garden is reportedly haunted.

u John Wilkes Booth's footsteps have been heard running up the back staircase towards the presidential box in Ford's Theater at 511-10th Street, NW.
u The ghost of Mary Surrat has been seen wandering the building on the Fort McNair base which used to house foreign officers. The building stands on the spot where she and other conspirators were hanged.
u The ghost of First Lady Dolly Madison has been seen here in her former home, the Octagon House at 1799 New York Avenue. Also the daughter of Colonel John Taylor is reported to haunt the Octagon House. She allegedly committed suicide here in the house by jumping off the top bannister.
u The Hay-Adams Hotel at 1 Lafayette Square, was built over the site of the Slidell House where Mrs. Henry Marian "Clover" Adams committed suicide in December 1885. Her ghost has been seen on the 4th floor.
u Opened in 1835, the National Theater at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. is reportedly haunted by the ghost of former actor John McCullough. A popular actor in the late 1800s, he was shot while on stage and was buried in what was the cellar beneath the stage.
u The Embassy of Indonesia is located here in a beautiful mansion at 2020 Massachusetts Ave. that once belonged to the wealthy Walsh family. Evalyn Walsh-McLean, the only daughter of tycoon Thomas Walsh, was not only well known for being an American mining heiress as well the wife of Edward Beale McLean (the heir of The Washington Post publisher), but also for possessing the Hope Diamond. Legend has it that the mansion is haunted. Several people, including some embassy's staff claimed to have seen Evalyn's ghost in the mansion.

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