April 1, 1969: The Humanities Festival, as a part of Johnson City’s Centennial, was held in the Reese Museum on the East Tennessee State University campus.
April 1, 1977: The AAU Swim Meet began at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
April 1, 1982: The Junior Service League of Johnson City became the Junior League of Johnson City.
April 1, 2009: Johnson City-based Mountain States Health Alliance announced it had acquired a majority of Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia, after it borrowed more than $100 million earlier to consummate the $132 million deal.
Source: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Junior League; Johnson City Press