Dec. 24, 1989: Sixteen people died in the tragic fire at the John Sevier Center.
Dec. 25, 1902: The Christmas Day edition of “The Comet” featured “professional cards” from several Johnson City physicians and attorneys, including attorney Thad A. Cox in the Eagle Building on Main Street. Cox would go on to become a judge and build the Oaks Castle off South Roan Street.
Dec. 25, 1951: JoAnn’s Store at 234 E. Main St. sponsored a "Come to Church on Christmas" ad in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle.
Dec. 25, 1956: An article in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle noted that Lawrence G. Derthrick, the son of Dr. H.J. Derthrick, President Emeritus of Milligan College, was named as the new commissioner of the United States Office of Education.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle