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Fairfax County History, 10/7/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

October 8, 1936:

** The Sun’s editor has praised Fairfax County’s new health officer.
** Fairfax principals have proposed several ways to address the problem of chronic truancy.
** The Vienna Town Council has voted to rebuild sidewalks on Church Street, which date to 1906.
** Virginia’s judges are debating the merits of bringing back whipping posts to deal with incorrigible offenders.

October 8-9, 1957:

** M.T. Broyhill & Sons Corp. has announced plants to built a 260-home development on 94 acres in McLean, to be known as Broyhill Estates.
** Queen Elizabeth is expected to travel through Arlington and Fairfax counties on her way to Middleburg as part of an upcoming visit.

October 8, 1965:

** The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission wants state authorization to operate a rail system.
** The Board of Supervisors has borrowed $4 million from a local bank, in anticipation of the sale of school bonds that were approved by voters.
** On TV tonight: “Jimmy Dean,” “Hogan’s Heroes” and “The Addams Family.”

October 7, 1978:

** The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s death-penalty statute.
** Ronald Reagan is on the stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Warner. Mrs. Warner (Elizabeth Taylor) also is out campaigning.
** New Virginia teachers may have to pass a state competency exam to get their licenses.
** State highway officials say they will press on with the widening of Great Falls Street in McLean, despite neighborhood opposition.
** Madison’s varsity football team has upped its record to 6-0 with a homecoming win against Lee, 27-15. In other action, Marshall defeated McLean, 28-7.

October 8, 1987:

** Northern Virginia Community College has posted enrollment gains this year.
** Officials at Green Hedges School have broken ground on a new 9,600-square-foot expansion at the Vienna campus.
** The McLean High School band took home top honors in its size group at its first competition of the season.

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