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Arlington History, 10/14/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 16, 1941:

** D.C. planning officials are pleading with their Northern Virginia counterparts not to allow high-rise development adjacent to the Potomac River.
** The goal for this year’s Fairfax County Community Chest drive is $17,000.
** The annual C&P Telephone directory goes to press next week.
** Bass from state-run hatcheries soon will be released into Virginia’s streams.

October 16, 1944:

** Cough and cold season has significantly reduced the number of blood donors recently.

October 16, 1950:

** Northern Virginia’s doctors, dentists and veterinarians have been visiting the Selective Service office, as their professions no longer make them exempt from the draft.

October 16, 1957:

** Queen Elizabeth II flies to the local area tomorrow, where she will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.
** The Planning Commission has recommended creation of 14 large community shopping centers across the county.
** Attorney General candidate Albertis Harrison “is recognized as one of the best-looking men in political life today,” the Sun notes.

October 14, 1969:

** Student protesters have temporarily blocked construction on the planned Three Sisters Bridge.
** The National Association of Government Secretaries, known as NAGS, held its first annual meeting this week at the Twin Bridges Marriott.
** At the movies: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Support Your Local Sheriff.”

October 14, 1975:

** Fairfax Hospital Association has signed a 50-year extension of its agreement with the county government, to provide health-care services.
** On the gridiron, Madison is 5-0, Oakton is 3-2, Marshall is 2-3, Langley is 1-4 and McLean is 0-5.
** On TV tonight: “Happy Days,” “Welcome Back, Kotter,” “Ironside” and “Marcus Welby, M.D.”

October 16, 1986:

** County officials have hired a consultant to brainstorm ideas on revitalizing the McLean business district.
** Media executive John Kluge is the highest ranking of 11 Virginians on the new Forbes 400 list. His net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion.
** Oakton’s football team is atop the standings with a 6-0 record.

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