News that was making news in years gone by.
February 14, 1941:
** Gov. Price has appointed a 30-member Northern Virginia Defense Council. Board of Supervisors Chairman G. Wallace Carper is a member.
February 11, 1949:
** The Sun’s editor is lauding the milestone of 100 million motor vehicles produced in the U.S. since 1896.
February 11, 1960:
** A bill to abolish the death penalty in Virginia has been introduced by a number of Fairfax and Arlington legislators.
** The state highway department continues to tinker with the proposed route of Interstate 66 inside the Beltway.
February 12, 1968:
** Ford’s Theatre is set for a gala reopening a century after it was closed following the assassination of President Lincoln.
** The Bishop O’Connell boys basketball team won the Virginia Catholic League championship.
February 13, 1970:
** Gov. Holton said he is open to changing the lyrics to the state song, after state Sen. Douglas Wilder said he found them offensive.
February 13, 1973:
** Walter Pennino, the husband of Supervisor Martha Pennino (D-Centreville), has announced plans to run for Vienna Town Council.
** Democrat Henry Howell is already challenging Republican Mills Godwin to a series of gubernatorial debates, even though neither candidate has officially been nominated.
** The House of Delegates has approved allowing charitable organizations to run bingo games.
February 13, 1980:
** Residents of Northern Virginia may be owed refunds from the District of Columbia government, now that the city’s “commuter tax” has been ruled illegal.
** The state Senate killed the proposed Equal Rights Amendment on a 20-19 vote (with 21 votes needed for passage); it marks the eighth consecutive year the measure has died in the General Assembly.
** Fairfax students plan to mobilize in protest of a plan to raise the state’s drinking age for beer from 18 to either 20 or 21.
** McLean High School’s boys basketball team snapped an 18-game losing streak, defeating Washington-Lee.