Nov. 16, 1911: The McClain ice cream parlor recently had been sold to Charlie Mallicote, who changed the name to “The Garden.” The Comet declared, “When a young man now invites his Eve into the Garden to have ice cream she may be heard to exclaim. ‘I don't care Adam if I do.’”
Nov. 16, 1951: The science fiction classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” was playing at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Johnson City.
Nov. 16, 1977: The University of Tennessee played its Orange and White Basketball Game at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Nov. 16, 2007: The George L. Carter Railroad Museum was dedicated on the campus of East Tennessee State University. A railroad magnate, Carter donated 120 acres of land to create what is now known as East Tennessee State University.
Sources: The Comet; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories; East Tennessee State University.