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Fairfax County History, 10/28/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 31, 1941:

** The Sun reports only “slight” local interest in Tuesday’s races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
** Local builders have informed the War Department that they have the capacity to keep up with demand for housing in the area.
** Badminton is the latest craze to take hold over young and old alike.

October 29, 1959:


** A 33-year-old man has become the eighth Fairfax County resident this year to be diagnosed with polio.
** Vienna is gearing up for its big Halloween parade Saturday.
** Gov. Almond is pitching Northern Virginia as a contender for the 1964 World’s Fair.
** The Virginia Education Association wants state officials to support compulsory-education laws.

October 28, 1967:

** The chairman of the School Board is asking the commonwealth’s attorney to hold parents financially responsible if their children commit vandalism against school property.
** Fairfax principals say they want new contracts, and are willing to work 12 months a year for an increase in salaries that now average about $14,000.
** Dunn Loring Methodist Church will consecrate its new building this weekend.
** The estimated cost of federal response to the recent Pentagon peace demonstration is about $1 million, including the expense of moving 16,000 troops from across the nation to the area to protect the building.
** On the gridiron, Langley fell to Edison, 26-7, and McLean was nipped by Stuart, 9-7.

October 29, 1968:

** Virginia voters are set to pass judgment on the liquor-by-the-drink referendum on Election Day.
** Republican vice presidential candidate Spiro Agnew made a campaign swing through Virginia this week.

October 30, 1978:

** “Widespread voter apathy” in Virginia is expected on Election Day, a Sun headline says.
** Republican Senate candidate John Warner is leading his Democratic opponent, Andrew Miller, in fund-raising.
** The Commission on Fine Arts is “imploring” Arlington officials to stop approving high-rise construction in Rosslyn, saying it is ruining the skyline of the nation’s capital.

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