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FairfaxFairfax County History, 6/10/21 edition

Fairfax County History, 6/10/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

June 8, 1945:

  • Among Northern Virginians reported as having been liberated from, or escaped from, German POW camps is 25-year-old Army Capt. Joel Broyhill, who would go on to represent Northern Virginia in Congress from 1953-74.

June 10, 1958:

  • The school year is ending with 764 school districts in the South at least partially integrated, but with 2,125 of them still fully segregated.
  • U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill will be renominated for a new term at tomorrow’s 10th District Republican Convention.
  • Little League all-stars from Arlington and Fairfax will battle it out for bragging rights at a game at Griffith Stadium.
  • Alaska statehood is looking more and more like it will become a reality.

June 10, 1965:

  • The 10th District GOP chairman predicts a Republican victory in the November gubernatorial race.
  • A Sun editorial blasts the proposal to raise the price of a first-class stamp to 6 cents.
  • The Northern Virginia Swimming League is set to open its 10th season.

June 11-12, 1975:

  • Fairfax voters again have defeated three proposed school-bond referendums.
  • Virginia Electric & Power Co. doesn’t want to hand over, at no cost, the right-of-way of the old W&OD Railroad line to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
  • On TV: “Little House on the Prairie,” “That’s My Mama,” “Tony Orlando and Dawn” and “Cannon.”

June 10, 1985:

  • Virginia Democrats have formally nominated their statewide ticket of Gerald Baliles, Douglas Wilder and Mary Sue Terry.
  • A total of 372 Bishop O’Connell students graduated yesterday during ceremonies at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Virginia Education Secretary John Casteen III is resigning to become president of the University of Connecticut.
  • Topping-off ceremonies are being planned for the 23-story, 455-room Sheraton Hotel in Tysons Corner. The facility is expected to open next March.
  • James Popino has been elected president of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.
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