50 years ago — Mas Nakadaira of Niland said he spotted a man wearing his suede jacket reported stolen last week. He said he and a friend, Jack Edminston, saw the man wearing his jacket in downtown Niland. Nakadaira and Edminston yanked the jacket off the man, but the thief got away.
40 years ago — A Brawley Union High School student placed second in his division at Bank of America Future Farmers of America field day in Chino. The youth, Bobby Laughrin, a freshman, was one of the 600 students from throughout California who took part in the event.
30 years ago — An estimated 227 full-time employees at the Anderson Clayton and Co. cotton gin in Mexicali announced they will strike in protest. Early this month company executives of one of the largest cotton handlers in the world announced that, due to the economic conditions, the border city plant will be closed.