50 years ago — Paul A. Jenkins, president of the Imperial Valley Publishing Co. of El Centro, visited Japanese Premier Shigeru Yoshida in the Tokyo Corespondents Club during a dinner honoring the premier.
40 years ago — No Man's Land along the Colorado River may soon belong to someone. The dispute over the boundary between California and Arizona was a step closer to resolution after a compromise was adopted at a meeting in Sacramento of the California River Boundary Commission.
30 years ago — A corporation that has professional golf player Gene Littler and former professional baseball player Duke Snider as major stockholders and key executive officers is the owner of Imperial Valley Country Club. Golf Courses Inn of America will take over the operation of the country club Feb. 1.
20 years ago — It was apparently a combination of some sonic booms and a minor earthquake that caused loud noises around Brawley on Monday night. According to spokesmen at the California Institute of Technology's seismological laboratory, a minor earthquake was recorded there about 8:45 p.m. Information on the tremor's magnitude and exact location were not available this morning, although it occurred near the time a number of local residents heard what sounded like an explosion.