News that was making news in years gone by.
July 19, 1960:
•• Gov. Almond predicts Democrat John Kennedy will win in the general election.
•• A Sun editorial praised the “steadiness and maturity” of John Kennedy during the nomination process.
•• Baseball’s National League plans to expand from eight to 10 teams.
July 27, 1967:
•• Gov. Godwin says most Virginians have accepted paying the state sales tax, because they know the funds are going for good purposes.
•• Marymount College’s new library/science/dormitory building is set to open next month.
•• At least 175 churches have been built in Northern Virginia over the past decade.
•• On TV tonight: “F Troop,” “Bewitched,” “Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Hogan’s Heroes” and “The Phyllis Diller Show.”
July 22, 1975:
•• Arlington school officials are planning to dispose of the unneeded Madison and Maury elementary schools.
•• The historic Ball-Sellers House has been placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register.
•• At the movies this week: “Towering Inferno,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More,” “The Great Waldo Pepper” and “Young Frankenstein.”
July 20, 1984:
•• For the first time, Virginia students have outperformed the national average in all subject areas, based on standardized tests.
•• The American Civil Liberties Union ranks Virginia 46th out of 50 states in ease of voter registration.
•• Permits for a record dollar amount of commercial construction were approved in Arlington last year.
•• Virginia’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco say they can put differences aside and work for nominee Walter Mondale.
•• A Sun editorial says the federal government has no business telling states to raise the drinking age to 21.
July 21, 1995:
•• The historic “spy tree” that may have dated to the 1600s had to be torn down at 3612 North Glebe Road because it was dying.
•• The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected a proposal to add flights to National Airport, saying it would cause too much congestion.
•• Arlington Post 139 is 15-7 in American League baseball action.