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Fairfax County History, 4/1/21 edition

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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.
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