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Fairfax County History, 7/21/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

July 23, 1936:

•• The county government closed out the fiscal year with an $18,249 surplus in its general fund and a $25,257 surplus in its school fund, both increases from a year before.
•• Birth rates were up in Fairfax County last year, while death rates were down, according to new figures. There were 313 babies born in the county last year.
•• Circuit Court Judge Walter McCarthy has received a $500 supplement from the Fairfax County government to his $4,500 state salary, and also recently received a $1,000 supplement from Arlington County officials.
•• Vienna’s Boy Scout troop is looking for new members.

July 21-22, 1955:

•• Fairfax officials plan to inoculate 25,000 pre-schoolers against polio.
•• Leaders of the Presbyterian Church in Virginia have come out in favor of integration.

July 21-22, 1960:

•• The Sun has published aerial photos of the new CIA headquarters in Langley, which is slated to open next summer.
•• The U.S. Justice Department has been asked to intervene and force the integration of Glen Echo Amusement Park.

July 21-22, 1967:

•• The average annual salary for county residents in now above $12,000, and local unemployment remains under 2 percent.

July 23, 1971:

•• Del. Warren Barry hopes to be the county’s “favorite son” candidate for lieutenant governor.
•• The inaugural use of a DC-10 in commercial service will occur when a United Airlines flight from San Francisco arrives at Dulles Airport.

July 21, 1977:

•• After years of bickering, Fairfax County and the city of Fairfax may come together to share some services.
•• On TV tonight: “The Waltons,” “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Hawaii Five-O.”

July 23, 1984:

•• A Sun story suggests that the selection of Geraldine Ferraro as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee could not only help Walter Mondale in Virginia, but also could assist Democrat Edythe Harrison in her effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Warner.

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