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Today in Johnson City History: April 14

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM

April 14, 1891: President Benjamin Harrison spoke in Johnson City. The president gave a speech from a platform at the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad.

April 14, 1949: Science Hill’s Hilltoppers opened the baseball season by blasting Jonesboro’s Tigers 10-2 at home.

April 14, 1977: The Hilltoppers beat Daniel Boone High School’s Trailblazers 7-5 in an away game.

April 14, 2006: Former Science Hill coach George Pitts and Jovann Johnson joined former ETSU players Tim Smith and Titus Shelton for the second annual “A Night With The Stars” at Science Hill. The basketball reunion game, which benefitted the Melvin Stevens Scholarship Fund, was headlined by players from Science Hill’s three state championship teams (1990, 1994-95).

Sources: Greater Johnson City: A Pictorial History; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press

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