50 years ago — An Arizona banker has declared before the House of Interior Committee in Washington, D.C., that Imperial Valley is the real villain in his state's fight to win approval of the Central Arizona Project. IID Board President Evan T. Hewes commented the best strategy is just to "ignore him."
40 years ago — A new world record yield of lint cotton per acre has been made by Imperial County, according to ginning and acreage-harvested figures compiled by the Imperial-Mexicali Cotton Exchange in Calexico. The cotton exchange announced that approximately 165,000 bales of 500 pounds gross weight had been ginned in Imperial Valley.
30 years ago — Discrimination by the federal government against one group of Mexican immigrants — those permitted to reside in Mexicali and work in Imperial Valley — is charged in a suit filed in U.S. District Federal Court in San Diego. The suit was filed by Sam Andrews Sons, produce grower/shippers in Holtville.