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Fairfax History, 3/31/22 edition

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News that was making news across Fairfax County in years gone by.

April 2, 1943:

** The War Production Board has decreed that new women’s skirts be shorter, in order to save fabric. The Sun’s editor wonders, rather cheekily just how short they will get before the war is over.
** New price ceilings have been imposed on pork products by the federal government. Hams can now cost no more than 38 cents per pound, pork chops no more than 39 cents and spare ribs no more than 29 cents.

April 1, 1961:


** It appears as if Lt. Gov. A.E.S. Stephens and Attorney General Albertis Harrison will vie for the Democratic nomination for governor.
** Regional leaders promise to look into complaints about the cost of taking a taxi from the District of Columbia to the suburbs.
** All but a few bleacher seats have been sold for the Washington Senators’ home opener April 10 against the Chicago White Sox. President Kennedy will throw out the first pitch.

April 1, 1971:

** By a 6-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors has approved, in principle, redistricting that will include eight districts with between 55,000 and 58,000 residents apiece.
** Printers have launched a strike against the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Richmond News Leader newspapers.
** At the movies: “Airport” and “Diary of a Mad Housewife.”

April 1, 1976:

** Gov. Godwin has signed legislation imposing a mandatory prison sentence on anyone convicted of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
** Northern Virginia leaders are asking Gov. Godwin to approve legislation permitting localities to enact a 4-percent gas tax to fund transit.
** On TV tonight: “Streets of San Francisco,” “Harry O,” “Welcome Back Kotter” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.”

April 1, 1986:

** Gov. Baliles will be the headliner at the Fairfax County Democratic Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher will be the keynote speaker.
** After five years of declines, the number of Virginia students graduating from college with teaching degrees is again on the rise.
** Evangelist Jerry Falwell’s organizations have laid off 225 employees and ended their toll-free call line to free up funds for TV operations and Liberty University.

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