Jan. 16, 1902: A contract had been signed for the purchase and shipment of 10,000 rail car loads of sand to be used in building the “Johnson City branch soldiers home.”
Jan. 16, 1930: Mack Lyle, 19, suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run crash. He was found unconscious on the side of the street.
Jan. 16, 1950: The Hilltoppers mauled the Erwin Blue Devils 80-59 in boys basketball. For the third game in a row, Science Hill’s Eddie Pate blasted the hoops for 19 points.
Jan. 16, 1969: Linda Sue Kilgore was named Miss East Tennessee State University in the pageant on campus. First runner-up was Betty Jo Marsh.
Jan. 16, 2006: Dillion Sneed came off the bench to score 14 points and pull down 11 rebounds as the Bucs defeated North Florida 86-71 in an Atlantic Sun Conference basketball game at the mini-dome.