20 YEARS AGO
An F-14 Tomcat Navy fighter jet flying from the Naval Air Station crashed into the Gulf of Mexico and sent the two pilots to the hospital with minor injuries.
The Key West Chamber of Commerce was sponsoring a leadership conference to discuss and adopt recommended goals for Key West's future.
The commercial property at 126-128 Duval St, sold for a reported $625,000.
50 YEARS AGO
Hotel and motel owners reported a good outlook for the winter season. Also the 138th annual John Baer's Agricultural Almanac was forecasting a long siege of cold waves, storms and snow for most of the country.
Rear Admiral James W. Davis, chief of staff of the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, was visiting Key West.
The Key West City Commission was reviewing a proposal by a Miami group to lease the Key West golf course.