May 22, 1890: The Comet told readers, “Next Monday has been decided upon as the day for beginning work on the J.C. & C. railroad. Purdy & Lexford, of New York, are the contractors and are sub-letting the work. All of the line has not been sub-let but work will be commenced near Johnson City and a large force of hands will be put on at once and the road to Embreeville pushed rapidly to completion.”
May 22, 1895: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in crop news, “No damage reports have been heard from the States South of the Ohio, but a telegram received this morning from a miller of Johnson City, Tenn., reported freezing weather and wheat in the bloom.”
May 22, 1900: The Coshocton Age, a newspaper in Coshocton, Ohio, reported the Democrats of the First Tennessee district nominated E.C. Reeves of Johnson City for congress to oppose Congressman Walter Brownlow.
May 22, 1950: The family of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Willis, of Coffee Ridge, near Erwin, with 18 living children won the Press-Chronicle's large family contest.
May 22, 1953: The 3-D movie "Man In The Dark" was at the Tennessee Theatre at West Main and Boone streets.
May 22, 1964: The formal opening took place for The Professional Office Building on East Myrtle Avenue.