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FairfaxFairfax County History, 9/1/22 edition

Fairfax County History, 9/1/22 edition

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News that making news in years gone by.

September 1, 1939:

•• The Fairfax County Free Public Library non-profit organization has been established.
•• The Fairfax Red Cross has opened its membership campaign.
•• A local Realtor has sent a cable to Adolf Hitler, appealing for peace.
•• At the State Theatre: “Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever.”
•• McLean has opened the fall Old Dominion Baseball League season at 2-0, with Colvin Run 1-1 and Forestville 0-2.

September 2, 1952:


•• So many new first- and second-graders will be attending Fairfax County schools this year, the school system will have to run double shifts to accommodate them all. The school system’s total enrollment has surpassed 20,000.
•• A significantly larger number of Northern Virginians has contracted polio this year compared to a year before. Five new cases were reported in Fairfax County over the past week.

September 1-2, 1969:

•• Despite something of a summer slump, Virginia’s economy continues to show strength.
•• Republican gubernatorial candidate Linwood Holton is promising to provide state aid to urban areas.
•• At the movies: “True Grit,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “The Wild Bunch.”

September 4, 1979:

•• Democrats go into election season holding 34 of 40 state Senate seats and 78 of 100 House of Delegates seat.
•• State Democratic chairman Richard Davis senses trouble may be brewing for President Carter’s re-election bid.
•• Eleven Virginians died on the roads over the holiday weekend, and three more drowned.
•• A derailment of the miniature train at Lake Fairfax injured more than a dozen people.
•• Colder than usual winter weather will further tax limited fuel supplies in the Mid-Atlantic.
•• On TV tonight: “Taxi,” “Wonder Woman” and “Three’s Company.”

September 2, 1987:

•• Fairfax Fire Chief Warren Isman has been elected president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
•• Fairfax County Public Schools’ fleet of 900 buses will transport 87,000 students a day and log 12 million miles during the coming school year.

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