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FairfaxFairfax County History, 7/28/22 edition

Fairfax County History, 7/28/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

August 1, 1941:

•• Polls will be open from 5:12 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. for the Aug. 5 Democratic primary.
•• Gov. Price has received a report urging state residents to conserve gasoline for the war effort.

July 29, 1959:

•• State highway officials have unveiled the proposed route of the future Interstate 66 through Rosslyn.
•• Local residents soon will see lower long-distance phone rates.

July 30, 1969:

•• Safeway expects stocks of merchandise to be back to normal by the weekend, following the settlement of a seven-week strike by dairy workers.
•• Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. said he will vote for William Battle over Henry Howell in the Democratic gubernatorial runoff.
•• Virginia Republicans have fielded candidates in 55 House of Delegates races
•• Eastern Air Lines has announced that Tysons Corner Mall will be the location of its first suburban ticket office. Airline officials hope to sell $1 million worth of tickets in the first year.
•• President and Mrs. Nixon are in South Vietnam.

July 29, 1979:

•• Members of the Board of Supervisors may require that cat owners be regulated just as dog owners currently are.
•• Supervisors have OK’d a minibus system to serve Vienna and Tysons Corner.
•• The county government plans to replace 1,200 obsolete streetlights over the next three years.
•• The statewide jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent in June.
•• Seventeen professors at the University of Virginia and 10 at Virginia Tech earn in excess of $50,000 a year – more than the presidents of William and Mary and James Madison University earn.

July 30, 1983:

•• The state unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in June, down from a post-war record of 9 percent recorded in January.
•• The State Board of Education has established tougher high-school graduation requirements.
•• On TV tonight: “Silver Spoons,” “Love Boat,” “T.J. Hooker” and “Diff’rent Strokes.”

July 28, 1990:

•• A Senate panel may vote next week on allocating more flights at National Airport.
•• Northern Virginia builders say more industry layoffs are in the works.
•• The National Capital Planning Commission says it would be fine with any of six current plans for a highway to bypass the District of Columbia.

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