Nov. 1, 1894: Some pusillanimous scoundrel had gone to the back door of John W. Hunter’s dry goods store, bored a number of holes in it in a circle, and then pushed the middle parts out. He had ran his arm and took the key from the lock, evidently intending to return later in the night to do his pilfering. Store clerk Sanford Crouch discovered the hole and lay in wait, “but the infernal scoundrel postponed his visit, and Sanford didn't get a chance to shoot his brains out.”
Nov. 1, 1906: J.B. Hess, one of Johnson City’s oldest citizens, was dying with a fractured skull, having tripped over a wire some Halloween jokesters had tied across the railroad crossing the night before.
Nov. 1, 1968: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle published a special section, “An Old City Growing Young.”
Nov. 1, 2004: Pete Peterson began his tenure as city manager.
Nov. 1, 2006: Bob Corker was on the campaign trail at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse in Johnson City during his successful campaign for U.S. Senate.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Pete Peterson; Johnson City Press