- December 29 – Drunken 20-year-old U.S. Army Private Robert K. Yoshida, II and two of his equally drunken friends, Navy enlisted man Charles Lightener, Jr. and Bruce L. Irle, decide that the appropriate way to celebrate the holiday season is to set off ground burst artillery simulators at the homes of a few of their former high school friends. Yoshida and his buddies set off the flashlight-sized fireworks, which simulate both the whistle of an incoming artillery shell as well as its explosion upon landing, at 5117 Coleridge Drive and 5115 Holden Street in Fairfax and at 3447 Launcelot Way in Annandale.
- Bauer, Pat. "3 Arrested in Bombings at Fairfax County Homes." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Jan 03 1980. ProQuest. Web. 29 Jan. 2014.
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