Feb. 15, 1944: Johnson City's Hilltoppers trailed for three quarters but came back to defeat Virginia High School in Bristol 32-28 in boys' basketball.
Feb. 15, 1951: The first patient was admitted to the new Memorial Hospital.
On February 15, 1969: The Centennial Preaching Mission concluded; the services were held in Memorial Gym at East Tennessee State University. The theme for the week was “Preach the Word.”
Sources: The Comet; City of Johnson City; Johnson City Postcard History Series; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection.
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