Oct. 13, 1892: Marriage apparently did not agree too well with J. Will Shepherd. He had been sick since tying the knot two weeks earlier.
Oct. 13, 1910: Summers-Parrott Hardware offered Johnson City residents new ranges in an ad in The Comet. “Just ask your wife if she wouldn’t like to have a new range? She’ll like the kind we sell. Come, see.”
Oct. 13, 1976: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported that former Mayor James Louis Young had died.
Oct. 13, 1978: The Harlem Globetrotters played basketball at Freedom Hall. Tickets were $5 and $6.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Vince Staten.