Oct. 25, 1906: The walls of the old Singiser building in Carnegie had fallen earlier in the week, instantly killing carpenter A.L. Cooper and delivery man John Hearon. J.E. Hayes had purchased the debris several days earlier and was reconstructing the building when the accident occurred.
Oct. 25, 1980: Van Halen performed for more than 6,500 people at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Oct. 25, 1986: Johnson City Symphony Orchestra Conductor Antiona Joy Wilson spoke of the upcoming season. She stated, “Someone has to have a sense of the whole piece (of music.) Remember, the members of the orchestra just have their parts in front of them. I’m the only one with the score.”
Oct. 25, 2007: Sigma Chi Fraternity’s chapter at East Tennessee State University “adopted” South Side Elementary to provide school supplies and other support.
Oct. 25, 2013: Mountain States Health Alliance leaders debuted Johnson City Medical Center’s $63 million expanded and upgraded surgery department for local media outlets, government officials and business professionals. The wing officially opened the following week.
Sources: The Comet; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press