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ArlingtonArlington History, 6/30/22 edition

Arlington History, 6/30/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

June 30, 1944:

•• The County Board has gone on record as opposing the proposed state sales tax.
•• Organized Women Voters of Arlington will hear from the three Democrats vying for the party’s County Board nomination.
•• Three new nursery schools are set to open in Arlington on July 15.
•• Arlington’s 1,400 Girl Scouts soon will have a 60-acre site in Fairfax County to enjoy.

July 1, 1965:

•• About 3,500 students will be participating in the county’s summer-school program.
•• The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments plans to study air pollution in the region.
•• The National Bank of Rosslyn is set to open its 12-story headquarters building today.
•• The National League squad won the Arlington Little Major League All-Star Game, 3-2, over the American Leaguers at Barcroft Park.

July 1, 1966:

•• Richard Nixon predicts that the GOP will pick up 12 to 16 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives from Southern states, including two in Virginia.

July 1, 1976:

•• A work slowdown by the county government’s sanitation crews has led to garbage piling up in residential communities.
•• The School Board tonight is expected to approve new budget cuts in the wake of lower federal and state funding.
•• If the District of Columbia imposes a “commuter tax” on Northern Virginia residents, local jurisdictions likely will retaliate, a group of leaders says.
•• Gov. Godwin will host Queen Elizabeth II for lunch in Charlottesville July 10, part of the queen’s visit to the former colonies during the U.S. bicentennial.
•• On TV tonight: “Barney Miller,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Mannix” and “Welcome Back, Kotter.”

July 1, 1987:

•• The newly established Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has announced plans for $700 million in upgrades to National and Dulles airports.
•• Tuition rates will drop – if ever so slightly – at Virginia’s 23 community colleges.
•• Unemployment fell to 4.6 percent in Virginia, compared to a national average of 6.1 percent, according to new figures.
•• Virginia’s drinking age for all alcohol today becomes 21.
•• A new law that goes into effect today prohibits Virginia localities from imposing their own gun-control rules without explicit approval from the General Assembly.

June 29, 1991:

•• Gov. Wilder’s proposal for random drug tests of college students is being ignored by his own panel dealing with drug abuse on campus.
•• Tax revenue from the Virginia Lottery is so far exceeding expectations.
•• The legal smoking age in Virginia rises from 16 to 18 on July 1.
•• A police crackdown is aimed at truckers who try to avoid Virginia’s weigh stations.

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