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Fairfax County History, 5/12/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

May 14, 1943:

** The 35-mph speed limit imposed on Virginia highways for the duration of the war has led to a sharp increase in speeding.
** Car-sharing clubs are sprouting up across the region.
** The Sun editor notes that bus drivers are getting creative in their efforts to pack in more people during rush hour.

May 13, 1944:


** The U.S. is now spending about $300 million a day on the war effort.

May 13, 1957:

** Drawings of the proposed CIA headquarters at Langley have been released.
** The polluted Potomac River is “a national disgrace,” one member of Congress says.
** Northern Virginia bird-watchers are fanning out for their annual count.

May 12, 1966:

** Vienna residents won’t be impacted if Fairfax County enacts a utility tax.
** Rep. Joel Broyhill (R-10th) will not run for U.S. Senate, but plans instead to seek re-election to the House of Representatives.
** On the baseball diamond, McLean fell to Washington-Lee, 5-2.

May 12, 1976:

** The proposal to establish a special gas tax in Northern Virginia to fund Metro service appears to be dead.
** Attorneys representing the U.S., British and French governments are meeting to discuss the planned first Concorde flight at Dulles, now set for May 25. Fairfax supervisors have approved an ordinance attempting to ban the flights.
** The McLean Ballet Co. is raising funds to purchase a curtain for the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center.
** On TV tonight: “Bionic Woman,” “Little House on the Prairie,” “Cannon,” “Baretta,” “Starsky & Hutch” and “Chico and the Man.”

May 13-14, 1986:

** Traces of radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear accident are being found in central Virginia.
** Providence School Board member Kate Hanley has announced plans to run for Board of Supervisors.
** While Fairfax judges are becoming more strict in sentencing drunk drivers, MADD of Northern Virginia says there is a long way to go before drivers get the message.
** On the baseball diamond, Langley pounded McLean, 23-3.
** “Hands Across America” is set for May 25.

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