>>50 years ago — Total voter registration in Imperial County for the April 8 city election stood at 17,369 when the books were computed in the office of W.J. McClellan, county clerk. McClellan said registration for the April city election in 1950 was 16,896.
>>40 years ago — The 12th annual postgraduate Medical and Surgical Assembly will be March 30 and 31 at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. The announcement was made by Brawley physician Theodore Niewenhous, chairman of the assembly and University of California Medical Extension, co-sponsor with the hospital.
>>30 years ago — A supersonic Navy F-4 Phantom jet careened of the end of the El Centro Naval Air Facility runway, causing minor damage to the multi-million dollar fighter craft. NAF authorities said a tire blew on the jet, causing it to lose braking control. It plowed into the desert terrain at the end of the main runway.