Feb. 28, 1935: Henry Johnson School presented the operetta “Peter Rabbit” in the school’s auditorium. Proceeds were to be used to replace municipal supplies, which had been stolen from the building the previous summer. The cast of primary children included Edwin Archer as Peter Rabbit, Edith Miller as Flopsy, Martha Carter as Mopsy, Billy Stone as Cotton Tail, Anna Lee Waters as Mother Rabbit and Thomas Osborne as Mr. McGregor. A host of other pupils appeared as beans, carrots, peas and lettuce, as well as in the chorus.
Feb. 28, 1974: In the Tennessee General Assembly, Sen. Marshall Nave and Rep. Palma Robinson used their political influence to authorize East Tennessee State University to apply to have a federally funded, state supported medical school. Gov. Winfield Dunn vetoed the bill. The Legislature later overturned that veto.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press; Quillen College of Medicine; Johnson City Press-Chronicle.
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