50 years ago:
After 38 straight hours, the Monroe County Canvassing Board finished counting the absentee votes. A major result was that County Commissioner William L. Osterhoudt was returned to office without a runoff.
The four Army HAWK missile sites in the Lower Keys were subjected to a command inspection.
The Monroe County Audubon Society held its annual birthday banquet at the Holiday Inn and elected J.F. Brooks president.
The cruise ship, Skipper K, started its schedule of round trips from Key West to Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson.