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This Day in Fractured Fairfax
- January 20, 1940 – 38-year-old Gustav E. Magnusson is fatally injured when he is struck by a car driven by 21-year-old John E. Peabody on Chain Bridge Road north of Langley. Peabody takes Magnusson, suffering from two broken legs and a fractured skull, to the Georgetown Hospital, where he is pronounced dead.
- January 20, 1945 – By a 4-2 vote, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopts the county executive secretary form of government. County purchasing agent Randolph M. Loughborough is named as the executive secretary.
- January 20, 1958 – The Richard E. Byrd Library in Springfield is dedicated in anticipation of its opening on January 22.
- January 20, 1965 – Five children, 9-year-old Barbara Jean Ellis, 7-year-old Caroline Raymond, 4-year-old Paul A. Raymond, Jr., 8-year-old Phillip M. Connor and 6-year-old Cynthia Lou Connor, fall through the ice of the Hunting Creek in the Huntington area of Alexandria and drown. The corpses of Caroline and Paul are recovered about two hours later, followed by that of Barbara Jean later that evening. Cynthia and Philip's corpses are found on January 22.
- January 20, 1969 – 31-year-old Earl J. Scott settles an argument with his 27-year-old wife Mattie by stabbing her 26 times in her home at 7927 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Mattie Scott is taken to Fairfax Hospital, where she is pronounced dead.
- January 20, 1976 – 22-year-old William S. Javage pleads guity to second-degree murder for running over 44-year-old Wilfred D. Derepentigny in Annandale on October 4, 1975.
- January 20, 1979 – 68-year-old John B. Bell is fatally stabbed during a botched burglary by 18-year-old Douglas L. Simmons at the home of Bell's 82-year-old sister Mary at 2910 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton.