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Fairfax County History, 4/15/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

April 14, 1960:

County supervisors have OK’d a plan for $25 million in bond sales to build schools.

State legislators are sparring over the legality of Virginia’s segregated-restaurants policy.


Congress is trying to find funds to cover an extensive survey of the Potomac River.

A Sun editorial laments the fact that this year’s baseball season will start not in Washington, but in Los Angeles.

National Geographic researchers have determined that crying – whether in sadness or joy – is healthy.

April 14, 1966:

The Maryland congressional delegation is opposing plans to open National Airport to jet use.

April 14, 1969:

A consultant hired by the county government said he is appalled at the apathy of county residents. The Sun’s story on the matter tends to belittle the conclusions.

Fifteen months after receiving an experimental heart transplant in South Africa, local barber Fredi Everman has died.

Republican candidate for governor Linwood Holton plans to make high-quality education a theme of his campaign.

The General Assembly is hammering out disagreements over the proposed new state constitution.

At the movies: “Bullitt,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the 30th-anniversary re-release of “Gone With the Wind.”

April 14, 1976:

County supervisors have enacted a noise ordinance designed to keep the Concorde out of Dulles Airport. Critics say the county has no authority to regulate aircraft noise.

U.S. Sen. William Scott (R-Va.) says U.S. Rep. Joseph Fisher (D-10th) can and should be defeated in November.

George Mason University has been designated a “Bicentennial Campus” by Congress.

April 14-15, 1983:

Wolf Trap officials plan to present their summer season in temporary quarters as they attempt to raise $18 million to rebuild the Filene Center, which was destroyed by fire.

The Metro board has OK’d a plan to allow riders to bring bikes on subway cars from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Thomas Jefferson’s 240th birthday went by mostly unnoticed in Virginia.
Defending regional baseball champ Oakton was nipped by Woodson, 2-0.

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