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Fairfax History, 4/14/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

April 14, 1960:

** County supervisors have OK’d a plan for $25 million in bond sales to build schools.
** State legislators are sparring over the legality of Virginia’s segregated-restaurants policy.
** Congress is trying to find funds to cover an extensive survey of the Potomac River.
** A Sun editorial laments the fact that this year’s baseball season will start not in Washington, but in Los Angeles.
** National Geographic researchers have determined that crying – whether in sadness or joy – is healthy.

April 14, 1966:


** The Maryland congressional delegation is opposing plans to open National Airport to jet use.

April 14, 1969:

** A consultant hired by the county government said he is appalled at the apathy of county residents.
** Fifteen months after receiving an experimental heart transplant in Texas, local barber Fredi Everman has died.
** Republican candidate for governor Linwood Holton plans to make high-quality education a theme of his campaign.
** The General Assembly is hammering out disagreements over the proposed new state constitution.
** At the movies: “Bullitt,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the 30th-anniversary re-release of “Gone With the Wind.”

April 14, 1976:

** County supervisors have enacted a noise ordinance designed to keep the Concorde out of Dulles Airport. Critics say the county has no authority to regulate aircraft noise.
** U.S. Sen. William Scott (R-Va.) says U.S. Rep. Joseph Fisher (D-10th) can and should be defeated in November.
** George Mason University has been designated a “Bicentennial Campus” by Congress.

April 14-15, 1983:

** Wolf Trap officials plan to present their summer season in temporary quarters as they attempt to raise $18 million to rebuild the Filene Center, which was destroyed last year by fire.
** The Metro board has OK’d a plan to allow riders to bring bikes on subway cars from 7 p.m. to midnight.
** Thomas Jefferson’s 240th birthday went by mostly unnoticed in Virginia.
** Defending regional baseball champ Oakton was nipped by Woodson, 2-0.

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