Jan. 8, 1903: The Comet reported, “J.P. Morgan and Charles M. Schwab have acquired about one-tenth of the capital stock of the International Sleeping Car Company which is to operate on the Trans-Siberian road.”
Jan. 8, 1937: Science Hill’s Hilltoppers defeated Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett Indians 35-23 in boys basketball.
Jan. 8, 1959: Looney's Super Market at the corner of South Roan and Pine streets advertised canned biscuits for 10 cents, Grade A Georgia fryer chickens for 59 cents each, Nabisco Premium crackers for 25 cents, a 20-ounce loaf of Honeycrust Bread for 25 cents and 4 pounds of Valleydale bologna for $1. That $1 is the equivalent of $8.84 in 2020.
Jan. 8, 1970: East Holston Avenue resident Jessie Holland, 15, was injured when the sled he was riding ran between two parked cars and under a large truck. The truck’s dual rear wheels ran over the sled and the boy. He was treated at Memorial Hospital.
Jan. 8, 2007: The new Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University inducted its inaugural class of 72 students in a white coat ceremony in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium at ETSU.
Sources: The Comet; The Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories; Johnson City Press