Today in Johnson City History: November 23

Nov. 23, 1893: Morton & Arnold’s celebrities appeared at Jobe’s Opera House in the most laughable thrilling and sensational comedy drama of the day entitled “The California Detective.”

Nov. 23, 1936: “The Monday Wash,” a fun and fund raising publication put out by The Monday Club, was printed. Their tag line was “The Monday Wash. All the News That’s Not Fit to Print.” Among other businesses, Parks-Belk, King’s and the Tennessee Motor Company ran ads in the publication.

Nov. 23, 1950: Emory & Henry’s Wasps defeated Appalachian State 26-6 in the sixth annual Burley Bowl in Johnson City.

Nov. 23, 1969: An article in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle asked readers to contribute ideas for items to go in the time capsule that would be buried on Dec. 1, 1969.

Nov. 23, 1982: REO Speedwagon and Survivor played to more than 8,500 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sources: The Comet; Achieves of Appalachia, Mary Beth Spina Family Papers; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall

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