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ArlingtonArlington History, 10/7/21 edition

Arlington History, 10/7/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 8, 1936:

** The Sun’s editor takes a look at the move to incorporate Arlington as a city.
** Virginia’s judges are debating the merits of bringing back whipping posts to deal with incorrigible offenders.
** The value of Arlington construction projects during the first nine months of the year topped $3 million.
** Republicans are planning a rally at Washington-Lee High School on Oct. 19.

October 8-9, 1957:

** Arlington is seeing a boom in hospital and medical construction.
** Del. Kathryn Stone wants the state government to standardize a 40-hour work week for its employees. Some state workers spend up to 60 hours on the job.
** Queen Elizabeth is expected to travel through Arlington and Fairfax counties on her way to Middleburg as part of an upcoming visit.

October 8, 1965:

** School officials plan to hold open houses at the aging Gunston and Thomas Jefferson junior high schools, in an effort to convince the public to support bonds for their reconstruction.
** The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission wants state authorization to operate a rail system.
** The Arlington Symphony will open its 21st season with a concert at Wakefield High School.
** On TV tonight: “Jimmy Dean,” “Hogan’s Heroes” and “The Addams Family.”

October 7, 1978:

** The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s death-penalty statute.
** Ronald Reagan is on the stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Warner. Mrs. Warner (Elizabeth Taylor) also is out campaigning.
** New Virginia teachers may have to pass a state competency exam to get their licenses.

October 8, 1987:

** A rash of burglaries has been reported across the county in the past week.
** Northern Virginia Community College has posted enrollment gains this year.
** The Wakefield High School football team’s ground game may help the varsity squad overpower Stuart this week. In other action, Yorktown hosts Madison and Washington-Lee travels to McLean.

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