>> 50 years ago — January left behind it an average high temperature of 64.1 degrees and an average low of 38.6, a monthly report from the Imperial weather station showed. A high of 75 degrees was reached twice on Jan. 27 and 30. A low of 26 was recorded Jan. 4.
>> 40 years ago — The California Mid-Winter Fair will sponsor the seventh annual baton-twirling competition for Imperial Valley on March 4. The contest will begin at 9 a.m. The drill teams will be the first event, followed by the solo competition and duets.
>> 30 years ago — The county Board of Supervisors urged state legislators to change laws excluding green-carders with less than five years residency in the county from medical benefits. County Counsel James Harmon said the concept of "durational residency" has been regularly rejected by the courts as unconstitutional.
>> 20 years ago — Adriana Lopez of Calexico was crowned "Queen of Hearts" by last year's queen, Gloria Juarez, on Friday at the Vincent Memorial High School dance at Casino de Mexicali. The dance, sponsored by the Associated Student Body, is an annual formal event attended by students from both the Imperial and Mexicali valleys.