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Fairfax County History, 10/21/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 24, 1944:

** National Democrats say U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd, D-Va., is hurting the party by keeping silent rather than endorsing President Roosevelt.
** Gov. Darden has told legislators he hopes it will be possible, some day, to give every Virginia schoolchild an annual physical exam.

October 24, 1962:


** The first frost of the season is expected to strike Northern Virginia tonight, but warmer weather is on the way.
** The Cuban Missile Crisis is in full swing, and a final confrontation may “come in hours.”
** The Madison Warhawks football team is being hampered by injuries and cases of the flu.

October 26, 1966:

** U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd, D-Va., has been laid to rest in Berryville.

October 23, 1969:

** Republican Linwood Holton and Democrat William Battle fought it out at a gubernatorial debate last night at the Twin Bridges Marriott.
** A new national survey says nearly half of smokers think the habit is immoral, up from 15 percent in 1964.

October 27, 1970:

** The Sun’s editorial page has endorsed William Hoofnagle for chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
** Vienna officials are restructuring $2 million in town debt. New interest rates will run in the 4.5-percent to 4.75-percent range.
** The Virginia Education Association says every jurisdiction in Virginia should have a kindergarten program.

October 22, 1976:

** There will be nearly 320,000 new voters in Virginia this election, and President Ford’s backers are confident they will swing the Old Dominion to him.
** Langley takes on McLean in football action this week.

October 23, 1984:

** The Board of Supervisors has given County Executive J. Hamilton Lambert a 10-percent raise, retroactive to July 1, bringing his salary to $87,400.
** A record 2.6 million Virginians are registered to vote.
** The number of unoccupied Northern Virginia hospital beds is on the rise.
** The local community’s own Bob Ryan will wield the baton at the McLean Orchestra’s annual Harvest Benefit.

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