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FairfaxFairfax County History, 3/17/22 edition

Fairfax County History, 3/17/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

March 21, 1945:

** Flu cases are down across the region, but cases of measles are on the rise.
** At the movies: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and the local area’s own Forrest Tucker star in “The Westerner.”

March 17, 1961:


** Channel 4 weatherman Frank Forrester will be the guest speaker at the Franklin Sherman Elementary PTA meeting.
** Easter dresses for girls are on sale for $8.99 to $12.99 at Kann’s.
** Snow flurries are possible over the weekend.
** Fashion trends for this year: low necklines, high hemlines and skirts rising no higher than the knee.

March 16, 1968:

** The School Board is looking at installation of electronic eavesdropping devices in an effort to catch vandals.
** Del. Vincent Callahan (R-McLean) reports that the GOP made big policy strides in the 1968 session of the General Assembly.
** United Airlines reports that its traffic was up 13 percent at National and 9 percent at Dulles in February compared to a year before.
** Catholic and Protestant youth came together in an ecumenical work day over the weekend.
** Coca-Cola is reporting a shortage of glass bottles for Coke, Tab, Sprite and Fresca, and is asking the public to turn in empties as soon as possible.
** On TV tonight: “Hogan’s Heroes,” “My Three Sons,” “Perry Mason” and Lawrence Welk.

March 17, 1978:

** The 459-unit Colonies of McLean condominium complex is slated to open April 18, with units priced at $30,000 to $75,800.
** Metro plans to raise bus and rail fares for suburban riders, but not for intra-D.C. trips.
** Sens. Harry Byrd Jr. and William Scott voted against the Panama Canal Treaty.
** Publisher Herman Obermayer decries a proposed tax on those commuting into D.C. as “impractical and unjust.”
** Don’t think spring just yet: A cold snap is on the way.

March 20, 1991:

** Recent actions by the Board of Supervisors could lead to the closure of the Lorton landfill by 1995.
** A jump in housing starts could be pointing the way to an economic recovery.
** Federal officials have just issued the nation’s five-millionth patent.

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