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FairfaxFairfax History, 6/23/22 edition

Fairfax History, 6/23/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

June 24, 1949:

•• The Republican candidate for governor is touring Northern Virginia, saying that “one-party government has been less than good government” for the commonwealth.
•• On sale at Safeway: Buy six 6-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola for 25 cents or six 12-ounce bottles of Pepsi for 29 cents.

June 24, 1959:

•• A scientist predicts that the entire population of the U.S. and Soviet Union wouldn’t be wiped out in a hydrogen-bomb war.
•• The L.A. coroner has ruled the death of George Reeve, TV’s “Superman,” to be a suicide.

June 25, 1966:

•• The FAA is considering reducing the number of flights allowed to operate at National Airport.
•• U.S. Rep. Howard “Judge” Smith, D-8th, put the emphasis on transit during several stops in his re-election bid yesterday.
•• 10th District Republicans renominated U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill by acclamation.
•• Jayne Mansfield posed for a “cheesecake” shot with members of the McLean Fire Department, appearing on a stretcher in a bikini to promote the upcoming McLean Day.
•• The death toll on Virginia’s highways so far this year stands at 459, about the same as at this point last year.
•• A panel of Vatican advisers has issued a top-secret report to Pope Paul VI on the issue of birth control.

June 26, 1978:

•• After more than a year in limbo, the proposed Tysons II Mall returns for Board of Supervisors consideration today.
•• Starting July 1, it will no longer be legal for insurance companies in Virginia to cancel policies without an explanation.
•• The president of Virginia Union University says the new state high-school competency exams may be biased against black students, while others complain the tests are too “dumbed down” to be effective.
•• Several records fell in the opening weekend of the Northern Virginia Swimming League.

June 25-26, 1982:

•• Citing disagreements with the School Board, Superintendent L. Linton Deck has resigned after two years in office.
•• The School Board again has rejected a proposal to offer dental and vision benefits to school employees.
•• Metro’s general manager says he is “surprised and puzzled” by the recent drop in ridership on both the subway and bus systems.

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