>>50 years ago — The first Northend polio case and the 12th in the Valley since April 15 was admitted to Pioneers Memorial Hospital. He was described as "very sick" but is not confined to an iron lung. The victim is Alton Rudolph Scott, 16.
>>40 years ago — Opposition to building on a new site, a desire for a combination civic-high school auditorium, and a fear of state aid were outlined as the three main reasons for opposition to Central Union High School's bond issues when George Geisler, a spokesman for the Practical Action Committee, appeared before high school trustees.
>>30 years ago — Following the lead of the rest of the state, Imperial County Democratic voters selected Sen. George McGovern as their choice for the presidential nomination. Sen. McGovern received 3,857 votes compared to Sen. Hubert Humphrey's 2,920. Write-in candidate Gov. George Wallace followed with 1,297 votes.
>>20 years ago — Richard Hill, a professor at San Diego State University's Calexico campus, won the right Tuesday to face Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter in the November general election. The two will face each other in the fall election for the right to represent the newly formed 45th Congressional District, which includes Imperial County.