News that was making news in years gone by.
June 11, 1943:
• Virginia officials are wary of a congressional proposal to extend federal sovereignty over its land holdings in Northern Virginia.
• Recurring gas famines are hitting the local region hard.
• Arnold Bus Lines has started to employ women as bus drivers.
• The U.S. Navy is reducing some of its physical requirements for enlistment.
• A local supermarket ad pictures a cartoon image of a local housewife bopping Hitler on the head with a rolling pin.
June 8-9, 1986:
• A 75-acre site in the county has been selected as the permanent home of the future George Mason satellite campus of the University of Virginia.
• Rev. Curtis Harper Jr. has been called to become the first minister at Chesterbrook Presbyterian Church.
• The federal government will end its fiscal year with a $1.8 billion surplus.
June 8, 1963:
• In adopting a $76.8 million operating budget for the coming year, the Board of Supervisors made some cuts, including park funds.
• No upsets are expected in next week’s Vienna Town Council race.
• The Vienna Town Council has approved a $252,000 addition to Town Hall.
• A secret deal may be in the works to pave the way for integration of theater seating in Virginia.
• Pan Am is offering 103 jet flights per week between U.S. and Europe, with fares starting at $403.
June 9, 1970:
• Developers have filed suit over the county government’s moratorium on sewer taps.
• Sierra Leone’s ambassador to the U.S. was the commencement speaker at George Mason College, while Margaret Mead will speak at Northern Virginia Community College’s commencement.
• Virginia Republican leaders are trying to entice U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. to join the GOP.
June 9, 1986:
• Metro’s Orange Line yesterday was extended from East Falls Church to Vienna.