Timeline of Fairfax County History


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Date

Event

Saturday, January 15, 2000
Anthony H. Griffin took office and served at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors
Monday, November 27, 2000
Reston's Dogwood Elementary School destroyed by fire
Friday, April 13, 2001
New Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station 39 (North Point) opened
Thursday, November 1, 2001
Final segment of the Fairfax County parkway completed
Friday, September 19, 2002
New MICROSOFT Innovation and Technology Center opened
Monday, May 27, 2002
Veterans' Memorial dedicated on Herndon Town Green
Tuesday, September 2, 2003
New Lorton Station Elementary School opened
Monday, December 15, 2003
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian's second air and space Museum, opened
Thursday, July 1, 2004
Dr. Jack D. Dale became the new Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools, with a 5 year contract
Friday, September 17, 2004
Mrs. Martha Pennino (nicknamed "Mother Fairfax"), who served on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1991, died
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Fairfax City celebrated its 200th birthday (i.e., January 14, 1805)
Friday, May 20, 2005
Dedication of the historical marker commemorating the founding of the Luther P. Jackson High School (now the Luther P. Jackson Middle School), the first and only African-American High School in Virginia
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The WMAA received $200,000,000 Federal funding for building a 4th runway at Dulles Airport
Friday, April 7, 2006
Fairfax City hosts a parade for the George Mason University men's basketball team for making the NCAA's "final four" - a GMU first
Saturday, September 29, 2007
New Oakton Library opened
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Ira Gabrielson State Historic Marker dedicated at Oakton Library
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Construction work started on the Virginia "Hot Lanes" project, on the section of Interstate 495, between Springfield and Tysons Corner
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
New Burke Center Library opened
Saturday, January 26, 2008
New City of Fairfax Regional Library opened
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Dr. Jack D. Dale's contract, as the Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools, was renewed for 4 years
Friday, 5 February 2010
"Historic" blizzard of 2010 dropped 32" of snow on Fairfax County
Friday, 31 December 2010
Anthony H. Griffin re-appointed as County Executive by the Board of Supervisors

 

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