on this day in:
1933 A hurricane passed 50 miles southeast of Key West. Winds of 65 to 70 mph were recorded in Key West.
1951 Helicopter Scouting Squadron HS-1 was commissioned in ceremonies held at the Seaplane Base. It was the first HS squadron in the Navy. Cmdr. Joseph T. Watson was the commanding officer of the squadron.
1959 J. Otto Kirchheiner died at Monroe General Hospital. He had served as chairman of the County Commission and as Monroe County tax assessor. He was chairman of the Monroe County Commission when the first highway to the mainland opened in 1927.
1966 Hurricane Inez passed over Key West during the night with winds up to 90 mph and moderate damage. The storm passed over the Keys from the north and the eye moved southwest, moving over the Keys. The lowest barometer reading recorded in Key West was 29.18.
1982 The winners of the Democratic primary for two County Commission seats were Ed Swift and Henry L. Rosenthal Jr.
1993 The only winner in the City Commission election was Percy Curry. All other candidates faced a runoff election.
1999 Jimmy Weekley outpolled four other candidates to win the mayor's race by 59 percent. The other winner was Jeremy Anthony,who was elected commissioner District 5.