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FairfaxFairfax History, 8/4/22 edition

Fairfax History, 8/4/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

August 4, 1943:

•• Miss Mary Wills, the first female bus driver for Arnold Bus Lines, said “I love it” when asked how she liked the job.
•• Penney’s has autumn wool suits on sale for $29.75.

August 4, 1952:

•• The Soviet Union narrowly edged out the U.S. in final points standings at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

August 6, 1965:

•• The U.S. Senate is expected this week to take up the $431 million mass-transit bill that will help fund creation of the Metro subway system.
•• The Virginia Department of Agriculture is backing proposals to convert to the metric system.
•• A recent crackdown on crime in the District of Columbia may be leading criminals into Northern Virginia.

August 4, 1967:

•• Fairfax County this fall will become the last major jurisdiction in Northern Virginia to offer kindergarten classes.
•• The site of a former nudist colony west of Vienna has been rezoned for a mix of single-family homes and garden apartments.

August 4-5, 1977:

•• Fairfax officials hope rain will arrive in the coming week, but, just in case, are preparing for mandatory water-conversation efforts.
•• Supervisor Audrey Moore (D-Annandale) is proposing a ban on student smoking at all Fairfax County high schools.
•• The Virginia Education Association is supporting Democrat Henry Howell for governor and Republican Marshall Coleman for attorney general. It has taken no position on lieutenant governor.
•• The Vienna American All-Stars won its first-round game in the Virginia State Little League Tournament.

August 4, 1987:

•• The Board of Supervisors has approved construction of a government center, with only Supervisor Audrey Moore (D-Annandale) dissenting.
•• The Board of Supervisors has voted 5-4 to reject Robert Thoburn’s application to build Fairfax Christian School on a 43-acre parcel in Oakton.
•• The Virginia Department of Corrections is aiming to start growing the food it needs within prison grounds.
•• Vienna Post 180 heads to the state American Legion tournament with limited pitching depth.
•• On TV tonight: “Matlock,” “Simon & Simon,” “Who’s the Boss” and “Growing Pains.”

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