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ArlingtonArlington History, 5/26/22 edition

Arlington History, 5/26/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

May 28, 1936:

• More than 60 delegates will represent Arlington at the June 16 state Democratic convention.
• The county government is continuing its ban on the sale and use of fireworks.
• A total of 14 Arlington teachers have received first-aid certification.
• The State Theatre is screening “Captain January” starring Shirley Temple.

May 26, 1952:


• Polls open at 6 a.m. tomorrow for the $8.3 million school-bond referendum.

May 27, 1961:

• High-school students are finding summer jobs in short supply this year.
• Watch for ticks: Rocky Mountain spotted fever has hit the local area.

May 27, 1966:

• County Board members have cut the personal-property tax rate by 11 percent.
• Ignoring FAA pleas to go slow, airlines are adding significant numbers of jets to service at National Airport, although flights by jets still represent only one in six departures at the airport.
• His Senate colleagues wished U.S. Sen. Willis Robertson (D-Va.) a happy 79th birthday.
• In baseball action, Yorktown defeated Langley, 7-4, while Wakefield topped McLean, 7-3.

May 30, 1972:

• A Circuit Court judge estimates that 50 percent of students at the University of Virginia are using illegal drugs, and says the university administration is turning a blind eye to the situation.
• CBS’s Eric Sevareid will be Northern Virginia Community College’s commencement speaker at the Filene Center.

May 25, 1979:

• Metro officials have approved the start-up of Sunday subway service, and also have raised rush-hour fares for the system.
• The county school system has toughened its absenteeism policy.

May 27, 1987:

• Wakefield has advanced in the regional softball tournament.
• Wolf Trap has scheduled its 16th annual “Family Night” for this week.

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