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Fairfax History, 11/11/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

November 12, 1856:

** A new locomotive traveled along rail lines from Alexandria to the Long Bridge and back during trials.

November 12, 1936:


** Fairfax PTA officials are urging that all teachers receive health screenings.
** The Fairfax DAR plans to establish a book fund.
** The Great Falls Grange is hosting an oyster feast.
** The Sun’s editor thinks “an ounce of prevention” would pay dividends on area roadways.

November 12, 1956:

** There are now 1.38 million more women in the U.S. than men, a figure that has more than doubled in the past six years.
** Plans have been announced for the burial of Unknown Soldiers from World War II and Korea at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 1958.

November 11, 1972:

** The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 7-2 to halt, for the foreseeable future, construction on Interstate 66.
** A Fairfax judge says the county government’s ban on mixed-gender massages is too vague to be enforceable, and threw out several cases against masseuses.
** Three more Fairfax developers have filed suit to overturn the county government’s moratorium on building permits.
** The Board of Supervisors has limited residential construction along the flight paths of Dulles Airport.
** On the gridiron, Marshall slipped past Madison, 7-6.
** On TV tonight: “Kung Fu,” “Streets of San Francisco” and “Bob Newhart.”

November 8, 1980:

** Final, though still unofficial, figures show Ronald Reagan won 57.5 percent of the vote in Fairfax County, and carried 129 of 134 precincts.
** The average price of a gallon of unleaded, self-service gas in Virginia has risen to $1.258, higher than in Maryland but lower than in the District of Columbia.
** On the gridiron, Madison defeated Marshall, 7-6.

November 13, 1989:

** Final results show that while Douglas Wilder won 22 of 41 cities in the razor-close race for governor, Marshall Coleman won the vast majority of counties.
** No surprise here: Gov.-elect Wilder’s staff has started fielding large numbers of phone calls from job-seekers.
** Gov. Baliles says there are looming indicators of an economic slowdown.
** Fires have hit four Fairfax County schools in recent weeks.

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