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Fairfax County History, 4/29/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

April 27, 1945:

  • A Sun editorial has come out against building dams on the Potomac River in an effort to generate electricity.
  • The Sun’s editor says Americans should stop whining that Soviets got to take Berlin before U.S. troops could get there.

April 30, 1959:

  • More than two dozen black children have applied to attend all-white schools in Fairfax.
  • Losses from fires in the county were up in 1958 from a year before.
  • Virginia and D.C. officials have agreed on a fast-track construction timetable for the proposed Three Sisters Bridge.
  • An area-wide walkout of construction workers could bring work on the Chantilly (Dulles) Airport, CIA headquarters and Arlington courthouse to a halt.
  • TWA’s hostesses are planning to strike for higher wages.
  • Tom Sarris’ Steakhouse offers a prime rib meal, with baked potato, onion rings, tossed salad and roll, for $2.50.

April 29-30, 1968:

  • A public hearing is set for May 27-28 on the proposed county budget of $184.3 million.
  • The trial of former Supervisor Stuart DeBell, charged with accepting a $3,000 bribe in 1963, has entered its second day.
  • Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held this week for the new Northern Virginia Association of Realtors’ headquarters, located on Route 50 near the Beltway.
  • WETA will host a five-day “TV auction” to raise funds.

April 28, 1978:

  • There is “little excitement” being generated by the Vienna Town Council race, as only three candidates are vying for the three available seats.
  • Up to 70 percent of Virginia’s service stations may close this weekend due to gas shortages, a rate that could rise to 90 percent in Tidewater.
  • Lynda Johnson Robb will receive the Mother Gerard Phelan Gold Medal at Marymount College’s commencement.

April 29-30, 1986:

  • The county school system, citing concerns about terrorism, has nixed summer tours in Europe.
  • The Board of Supervisors is planning to tax developers along the Route 28 corridor in an effort to pay for infrastructure improvements there.
  • Wakefield fell to McLean, 13-4, in baseball.
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