Dec. 4, 1907: The Hippodrome Skating Rink was not to open until 8:30 p.m. after Wednesday prayer meetings.
Dec. 4, 1935: Johnson City’s Red Top Ales defeated Kingsport’s King Alleys in a three-game bowling match at Johnson City’s “purple knockers court” by 60 pins.
Dec. 4, 1955: The Sequoyah Council of the Boy Scouts of America met in Johnson City to elect officers. Johnson City’s Harry Faw was named treasurer.
Dec. 4, 2000: The Johnson City Board of Education named four semifinalists in the search for a new school superintendent to succeed the retiring Dr. Dan Russell. Among them was Alabama educator Dr. Toni Hughes McGriff, who the following year would become the first woman to hold the position.
Dec. 4, 2009: The annual Johnson City Christmas Parade moved through downtown. A police cruiser was parked too close to the tracks and was struck by a train before the parade started.
Sources: The Comet; Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press.