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Arlington History, 11/4/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

November 7, 1941:

** The Sun’s editor notes that Northern Virginia just went through “possibly the quietest general election” in its history. Arlington’s election returns were in by 8 p.m., compared to two years ago, when the vote totals weren’t announced until 4 a.m. the next morning.
** Basil DeLashmutt has been re-elected to the County Board.
** Ground will be broken Sunday on Resurrection Lutheran Church.
** Annual Virginia highway fatalities are expected to top 1,000 for the first time this year.

November 7, 1962:


** U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-10th, trounced Democrat Augustus Johnson.
** Arlingtonians for a Better County candidate Leo Urbanske defeated Allen Harrison and Harvey Lampshire to return to the County Board.
** A dispute between supporters of Leo Urbanske and Joel Broyhill led to a “brief brawl” at the polling place at Thomas Jefferson Junior High School.
** A total of five African-Americans have been elected to Congress, the highest total since 1874.

November 5, 1969:

** Linwood Holton has been elected Virginia’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction.
** Republicans swept to victory in Arlington’s House of Delegates races.
** Republican Kenneth Haggerty easily won re-election to the County Board.
** County voters approved all eight bond referendums on the ballot.
** Eddie Brinkman of the Washington Senators will be among the dignitaries on hand at the annual Better Sports Club of Arlington dinner at the Knights of Columbus.

November 8, 1978:

** Republican John Warner is holding onto a narrow lead over Democrat Andrew Miller in the race for U.S. Senate.
** U.S. Rep. Joseph Fisher, D-10th, defeated Republican Frank Wolf.
** Conservative Republicans have wrested control of the County Board from liberal Democrats. Republican Stephen Detwiler’s victory gives the GOP a 3-2 advantage.
** Democrat Geraldine Whiting won the commissioner of revenue’s race.

November 5, 1986:

** U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-10th, defeated Democrat John Milliken.
** Helen Fahey has won a four-year term as commonwealth’s attorney.

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