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Today in Johnson City History: July 22

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jul 22, 2019 at 6:15 AM

July 22, 1897: The Comet reported that the 11-month-old child of Will Long, at Austin Springs, got hold of a large kidney bean and attempted to swallow it, but the bean lodged in its throat. The little sufferer was brought to the city and taken to Dr. V.M. Fuqua for treatment, but the doctor told the grieving parents he could do nothing as the object had gotten beyond his reach. The little child was carried back home and died in great agony the following morning.

July 22, 1939: Several men were arrested for automobile theft; Chief Carriger released them.

July 22, 2011: The heat index in Johnson City neared 100 degrees, prompting extra precautions at football camps and other events.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Court Records, 1939; Johnson City Press

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