Feb. 16, 1941: J.A. Denton, a Johnson City commissioner, died.
Feb. 16, 1969: First Christian Church observed Centennial Religion Sunday.
Feb. 16, 1980: Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins appeared at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Sources: City of Johnson City; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall.
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