News that was making news in years gone by.
April 1, 1949:
- A total of 150 tons of fish have been released by hatcheries into Virginia’s streams.
- Penney’s has girls cotton dresses on sale for $1 each.
April 3, 1961:
- The Vienna Town Council is set to decide whether to approve construction of a dozen 10-story apartment buildings in the Westbriar area.
- The unemployment picture in Northern Virginia has “brightened considerably” in the past three weeks.
- Judy Garland will perform at Constitution Hall on Saturday night.
- National news: The Vermont House voted 156-62 to retain the death penalty.
April 3-5, 1969:
- Three Great Falls volunteer firefighters are being treated as a precautionary measure after a patient they were transporting was found to have a highly contagious form of meningitis.
- Del. Clive DuVal II has announced plans to see a third term in the House of Delegates.
- A civil rights group marched through Vienna to mark the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- “Persistent” inflation threatens to derail Virginia’s economic growth, a think tank says.
- The world’s first transplant of a totally artificial heart has been performed in Houston.
- O’Connell high school baseball coach Al Burch notched his 100th victory as his team beat McNamara, 3-1.
April 4, 1979:
- The president of the Fairfax Education Association says the School Board plans to cut between 25 and 30 teaching positions due to budget shortfalls.
- The dropout rate among Virginia children spiked to 5.6 percent last school year.
April 3, 1987:
- A Republican delegate from Chesterfield County wants the state government to get out of the liquor business, but concedes his chances of winning passage of such a bill are slim.
- The State Police are planning to start using Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
- In softball action, O’Connell pounded Holy Names School, 29-0, while Yorktown blanked Madison, 4-0.
- In baseball action, McLean defeated Stuart, 11-2, while Langley topped Chantilly, 2-1.