March 31, 1949: City Commissioner Ted Deakins resigned from the commission. His term was from 1947-1949.
March 31, 1977: A Clinchfield Railroad freight train derailed in Boones Creek. The 3 a.m. crash left the diesel engine and 46 cars strewn off the tracks at a ridge near the trestle over Boones Creek Road, while another 32 cars stayed upright. The train had been northbound from Johnson City, and the engineer told reporters it appeared the tracks had buckled in front of the train.
March 31, 2009: Chas Byrne allowed one earned run in 6 2/3 innings and Troy Mendez went 3 for 5 with two home runs and five RBI in East Tennessee State’s 9-3 defeat of Tennessee at Cardinal Park.
Sources: Congress.gov; City of Johnson City; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press.