Today in Johnson City history: April 25

April 25, 1889: The Comet reported that nine boys arrested for stealing chickens were sentenced to four days in the county jail. “They will be turned loose Saturday. Lock your hen houses Saturday night.”

April 25, 1889: C.K. Lide & Co. advertised the sale of 800 kegs of mining powder at Knoxville prices.

April 25, 1939: Toupie Scalf was fined $50 for possessing ½ gallon of white whiskey. He paid $25 and was released on the order of a Dr. Matthews.

April 25, 1992: Community leader Allen Harris Jr. died after a brief illness. Harris was a Johnson City native and was director and past president of the East Tennessee State University Foundation. He also served as a chairman of the board of advisors for ETSU’s College of Business, and director and president of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, among other things.

April 25, 1993: Major League Baseball pitcher Daniel Norris was born in Johnson City.

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

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