Nov. 9, 1899: The Virginia Coal & Iron Company had decided to build several cottages for their workmen and had closed contract for their construction with J.T. Linville and R.C. Cox.
Nov. 9, 1911: The Comet reported that old Confederate soldiers in Tennessee were quickly dying. In the last three months, 101 pensioners had died.
Nov. 9, 1965: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported that Mary Hardin McCown (Mrs. Lonnie W. McCown) was named to the fourth edition of “Who’s Who of American Women.”
Nov. 9, 1975: The Lettermen played at Freedom Hall Civic Center. Tickets were $5.50 and $6.50.
Nov. 9, 1976: Seals and Crofts, along with Thunderbyrd and Roger McGuinn, played at Freedom Hall.
Nov. 9, 1978: Chicago played at Freedom Hall. Tickets were $8.50.
Nov. 9, 1984: Alvin and the Chipmunks opened the first day of a three-day run at Freedom Hall. More than 12,000 fans attended.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Vince Staten; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall