Jan. 13, 1910: The Comet reported that A. Taylor Markwood, a resident of Johnson City, had “perfected a ‘perpetual motion’ machine.” This machine developed its own power, as well as extra power. Mr. Markwood and his friends claimed the machine “developed sufficient power to run a dynamo that furnished sufficient electricity to light a house of twenty-five rooms.”
Jan. 13, 1930: Johnson City was blanketed with 7 inches of snow.
Jan. 13, 1958: Tennessee Motor Company at 401 W. Market St. advertised the new 1958 Ford Custom 300, inviting car shoppers to come in for an “action test.”
Jan. 13, 1968: Sam Stewart scored 31 points in the Hilltoppers’ 79-50 victory over the Greeneville Greene Devils.
Jan. 13, 1974: Former Kingsport patrolman and Washington County Sheriff's Deputy, Billy Joe Friday, better known as "Joe Friday," was killed when his car rammed a truck parked on the side of Oak Grove Road. His car struck a leaf shredder attached to the truck before colliding with the rear of the truck.
Jan. 13, 2011: Micah Williams made six free throws in the final 57 seconds and the ETSU Bucs rallied from a late deficit to beat the North Florida Ospreys 66-61 for their seventh consecutive victory.
Sources: The Comet; Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories; Johnson City Press