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Fairfax County History, 3/24/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

March 25, 1938:

** The Sun’s editor asks what the biggest news story of all time was, and then answers his own question: “The weather.”
** At the movies: “A Yank at Oxford,” “Swing Your Lady” and “Big Broadcast of 1938.”

March 25, 1959:


** Due to “tinderbox” conditions, county officials have banned outdoor fires.
** State health officials have seen a huge spike in flu cases over the last week, centered largely in the Richmond area.
** Fairfax students head off on spring break starting Friday.
** The new Seven Corners Shopping Center is seeing lots of foot traffic.
** McLean High School is planning its upcoming book fair.

March 26, 1969:

** The House of Delegates has approved and sent to the state Senate a plan to let Virginia voters decide whether to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.
** The Fairfax PTA is studying the idea of expanding foreign-language instruction in the classroom.
** Virginia State Police are adding vascar speed-detection devices and phasing out radar. The units cost about $1,000 each.
** The effort on Capitol Hill to abolish the Electoral College seems to have faded.
** At the movies: “Bullitt,” “The Graduate,” “Valley of the Dolls” and “Hotel.”

March 26-27, 1979:

** Members of the Board of Supervisors are mulling increasing their pay by 47 percent.
** Officials at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center are seeking funding to expand the arts program for inmates.
** Virginia’s Alcohol Beverage Control board has opened a satellite sales facility in Tysons Corner.
** Langley and Madison won golf matches this week.
** Local residents enjoyed a hot-air balloon festival over the weekend.

March 27, 1989:

** County school and police officials have announced plans to launch a “war on drugs” that will include locker searches, metal detectors, drug-sniffing dogs and breathalyzers in schools.
** “Rain Man” is expected to dominate at the Academy Awards.

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