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ArlingtonArlington History, 9/1/22 edition

Arlington History, 9/1/22 edition

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News that making news in years gone by.

September 1, 1939:

•• County students head back to school on Sept. 11.
•• Former County Board member Lyman Kelly is being urged to run for treasurer.
•• The Arlington Red Cross has set a membership goal of 7,500.
•• An Arlington Realtor has sent a cable to Adolf Hitler, appealing for peace.
•• Youth at Woodlawn Village are starting their own community newspaper.
•• At the State Theatre: “Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever.”

September 2, 1952:

•• The National Park Service is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the start of construction of the Arlington House mansion, owned by George Washington Parke Custis.
•• A significantly larger number of Northern Virginians has contracted polio this year compared to a year before.

September 1-2, 1969:

•• Despite something of a summer slump, Virginia’s economy continues to show strength.
•• Twelve contenders will be showcased at the Arlington County Civic Federation’s annual candidate forum.
•• Republican gubernatorial candidate Linwood Holton is promising to provide state aid to urban areas.
•• Arlington’s adult-education program is seeing continued enrollment growth.
•• At the movies: “True Grit,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “The Wild Bunch.”

September 4, 1979:

•• Democrats go into election season holding 34 of 40 state Senate seats and 78 of 100 House of Delegates seat.
•• State Democratic chairman Richard Davis senses trouble may be brewing for President Carter’s re-election bid.
•• Eleven Virginians died on the roads over the holiday weekend, and three more drowned.
•• Colder than usual winter weather will further tax limited fuel supplies in the Mid-Atlantic.
•• On TV tonight: “Taxi,” “Wonder Woman” and “Three’s Company.”

September 2, 1987:

•• This week has seen a large number of burglaries across the county.

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