Jan. 12, 1935: West Main Street resident John Livingston, also known as Bob Barker, was arrested on charges that he was one of two men who stole the life savings of a 70-year-old Sullivan County farmer who always carried his money with him because he did not trust banks. The stolen $700 would amount to roughly $12,931 in 2019.
Jan. 12, 1967: Steve Spurrier Day was proclaimed in Johnson City, as well as throughout the State of Tennessee.
Jan. 12, 1994: Former Johnson City Commissioner and Mayor George Oldham passed away. Mr. Oldham was a city commissioner from 1951 to 1955 and mayor from 1953 to 1955.
Sources: The Comet, Johnson City Press, City of Johnson City