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ArlingtonArlington History, 4/15/21 edition

Arlington History, 4/15/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

April 14, 1960:

State legislators are sparring over the legality of Virginia’s segregated-restaurants policy.

Congress is trying to find funds to cover an extensive survey of the Potomac River.

A Sun editorial laments the fact that this year’s baseball season will start not in Washington, but in Los Angeles.

April 14, 1966:

The Maryland congressional delegation is opposing plans to open National Airport to jet use.

April 14, 1969:

Del. Mary Marshall (D-Arlington) has announced plans to seek re-election.

Fifteen months after receiving an experimental heart transplant in South Africa, Arlington barber Fredi Everman has died.

Republican candidate for governor Linwood Holton plans to make high-quality education a theme of his campaign.

The General Assembly is hammering out disagreements over the proposed new state constitution.

At the movies: “Bullitt,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the 30th-anniversary re-release of “Gone With the Wind.”

April 14, 1976:

The School Board is seeking to hold a bond referendum to pay for a new auditorium at Washington-Lee High School.

U.S. Sen. William Scott (R-Va.) says U.S. Rep. Joseph Fisher (D-10th) can and should be defeated in November.

George Mason University has been designated a “Bicentennial Campus” by Congress.

Bishop O’Connell no-hit Washington-Lee en route to a 2-1 baseball victory.

April 14-15, 1983:

County Board members may amend the government’s “Little Hatch Act” to allow municipal workers to run for governor or attorney general, but are likely to keep in place the prohibition on other political runs.

The Metro board has OK’d a plan to allow riders to bring bikes on subway cars from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Thomas Jefferson’s 240th birthday went by mostly unnoticed in Virginia.

Wolf Trap officials plan to present their summer season in temporary quarters as they attempt to raise $18 million to rebuild the Filene Center, which was destroyed by fire.

The Wakefield softball team pulled off a rare triple play in its 9-2 victory over Stuart.

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