Today in Johnson City History: November 25

Nov. 25, 1886: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Reeves had lost two of their children within the past few days, Emma, 2, and John, 4, died from diphtheria. A third child was very low and another had just recovered from this terrible disease.

Nov. 25, 1931: Alf Taylor died in Johnson City at age 83. He was governor of Tennessee from Jan. 15, 1921, until Jan. 16, 1923.

Nov. 25, 1951: George Stevens’ classic “A Place in the Sun,” which starred Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, began a four-day run at the Majestic in downtown Johnson City.

Nov. 25, 1994: The Pop Warner Cheerleading Competition was held at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Nov. 25, 2010: An estimated 3,100 people turned out to run or walk in the 5th annual Up & At ’Em Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in Johnson City.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Chronicle; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press

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