April 8, 1897: A new private school was set to open in Johnson City. The Comet reported that Prof. A.M. Mettetal, a well known educator, planned to open a school at the Lusk schoolhouse on Roan Street.
April 8, 1967: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Harris Sr., set sail on a cruise across the Atlantic to Europe for their 65th wedding anniversary. They were honored at the Johnson City Country Club at a surprise luncheon several days earlier, according to the Johnson City Press-Chronicle.
April 8, 2009: The Johnson City Press covered the destruction by fire of the old Town Hall building in neighboring Erwin. Smoke was spotted in the 86-year-old building from the neighboring jail, and the structure soon was engulfed in flames.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press