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FairfaxFairfax County History, 9/8/22 edition

Fairfax County History, 9/8/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

September 10, 1943:
•• Despite the surrender of Italy, the Sun’s editor is discounting the likelihood that the war in Europe will be over by Christmas.

September 11, 1958:
•• Federal funding would be lost if Virginia officials opt to close public schools rather than comply with court-ordered integration.
•• The Board of Supervisors has approved plans for a new post office in Dunn Loring.
•• The Board of Supervisors has directed “unauthorized” volunteer fire departments to cease operating.
•• The Board of Supervisors has rejected plans for a 10-story apartment building at Old Dominion Drive and Pimmit Run in McLean.
•• Hey, isn’t it still summertime? Tonight’s temperature is expected to dip into the 40s.

September 11, 1968:
•• A severe storm dumped more than four inches of rain on the local area, causing major flooding, road closures and plenty of accidents.
•• U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-10th, said he initially was “a little disappointed” in the selection of Spiro Agnew as the party’s vice presidential nominee, but feels better now.
•• The bribery case against Supervisor Stuart DeBell has ended in a hung jury, but may be re-tried. DeBell faced up to 10 years in prison.
•• Fairfax Republicans are supporting the statewide bond referendums for higher education and mental-health facilities.
•• A Sun editorial is backing singer Sonny Bono’s call for a national commission to study the generation gap. “The older-timers don’t have all the answers,” the paper opined. “We’ve muffed it pretty badly.”

September 11, 1978:
•• Former Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy surprised onlookers by attending a state Republican pig roast and warmly embracing Republican Senate candidate John Warner.
•• The Vienna Town Council will hear plans for a safety zone on Cottage Street, near Vienna Elementary.
•• Oakton High School runners took home the title in a Winchester tournament.
•• O’Connell fell to Friendly, 6-0, in football action.

September 12, 1988:
•• More than 60 retailers have signed leases for the expanded Tysons Corner Center.
•• The man who stole a 377-year-old King James Bible from a church in Warrenton last December sent a letter to the church, letting them know it could be found in a locker at an Amtrak station in Richmond.

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