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Fairfax History, 1/27/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

January 30, 1942:

** Virginia officials appear willing to join in the establishment of “daylight savings time,” set to go into effect Feb. 9.
** Gov. Darden wants to lower speed limits on Virginia highways to 45 mph for the duration of the war.
** The redistricting committee in Richmond is finding little common ground.
** As part of wartime rationing, local restaurants are taking sugar off tables.
** Another Nor’easter has come and gone.

January 27, 1959:


** A Sun editorial says state leaders are “putting haste ahead of reason” in their efforts to forestall school integration.
** Jazz is making a run against rock-and-roll in the affections of local high schoolers.

January 27-28, 1964:

** The former clerk-treasurer of Vienna was arrested and charged with misappropriating town funds. Her deputy already has pleaded guilty to similar charges.
** Virginia’s GOP chairman says he sees no solid support in the Old Dominion for Barry Goldwater as the party’s presidential nominee.
** The Vienna Town Council plans to study race relations.
** The federal government has decided to stop providing free cigarettes to patients at government-run hospitals.
** Marshall was a winner in wrestling action.

January 27, 1975:

** For the first time since World War II, traffic on Virginia highways was down in 1974 from a year before.
** The Ice Capades starring JoJo Starbuck are at the Capital Centre through Feb. 9.
** In Great Falls District basketball action, Marshall is 8-2, McLean is 4-6, Langley is 3-6 and Oakton is 3-8.
** On TV tonight: “The Rookies,” “Gunsmoke,” “Maude” and “Rhoda.”
** Fashion designers say the trend this year is toward shorter hemlines.

January 27, 1983:

** The FAA will spend $1.3 million on a study of facilities and safety at National Airport.
** The state Senate has killed a measure calling for an independent state ethics commission.
** In basketball action, O’Connell topped Fauquier, 74-48.

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