Jan. 31, 1935: Johnson City schoolchildren were treated to a visit from “man’s first, or maybe second, cousin” — a monkey — in shows staged by Harry J. Mason, the chairman of the reptile and primate department of the Zoological Society of Salt Lake City, Utah. A baboon also was in the mix.
Jan. 31, 1969: The Preaching Mission held a Prayer Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church.
Jan. 31, 2006: Science Hill was pushed to the limits against Big Nine Conference rival Tennessee High, but held on for a 56-51 overtime win at the Topper Palace.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection