Feb. 10, 1960: The Tennessee State Supreme Court upheld the annexation of approximately 2,000 acres in North Johnson City. The newly annexed area ended just past the North Roan Street split going to either Kingsport or Bristol. Johnson City sought the annexation in November 1957.
Feb. 10, 1979: Merle Haggard played to more than 3,600 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Feb. 10, 2012: The Lady Hilltoppers concluded their first undefeated regular basketball season in Science Hill High School history with a 71-27 win against Greeneville.
Sources: Johnson City Press-Chronicle, Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall.
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