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FairfaxFairfax County History, 3/25/21 edition

Fairfax County History, 3/25/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

March 28, 1941:

  • Virginia State Police officials say they will arrest drivers who allow passengers to ride on the runningboards of vehicles.
  • A&P has smoked hams on sale for 25 cents per pound, along with two loaves of bread for 15 cents.
  • The University of Virginia’s summer-school program will offer 281 courses this year.

March 24, 1959:

  • The Board of Supervisors will be joined by state highway officials in holding an all-day public hearing tomorrow on the state of roads in the county.
  • The Vienna Town Council has created a parks and recreation department.

March 23, 1965:

  • Vienna’s town manager is asking county officials for more stringent enforcement of leash laws.
  • County officials say cases of scarlet fever have dropped significantly in recent years.
  • More than 44,000 Northern Virginia residents have signed a petition calling for the enactment of fair-housing legislation.
  • The Washington Redskins will play a group of media-all stars in basketball at Washington-Lee High School, to raise funds for the Boys Clubs of Greater Washington.
  • Jack Benny will appear with the National Symphony Orchestra on April 8 at Constitution Hall.
  • On TV tonight: Joey Bishop, Red Skelton, “McHale’s Navy,” “Peyton Place” and “The Fugitive.”

March 25, 1971:

  • State GOP leaders plan to introduce legislation this month in Richmond to ratify the federal constitutional amendment lowering the voting age to 18.
  • The Kinks will perform two concerts at George C. Marshall High School this weekend.
  • The local high school track and field season opens with the Haringer Relays this week at Washington-Lee High School.

March 24, 1989:

  • Board of Supervisors Chairman Audrey Moore says $10 billion is needed to bring Northern Virginia’s transportation network up to par, but only a quarter of that funding is likely to be available.
  • The School Board has voted to enact more restrictions on student parking at high schools.
  • Northern Virginia ABC outlets soon will be able to price their liquor to be competitive with stores in the District of Columbia.
  • A new poll finds half of Americans believe the District of Columbia is the nation’s most corrupt and dangerous city.
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