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Today in Johnson City History: May 3

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM

May 3, 1894: The Comet reported that the dilapidated platform in front of the Piedmont Hotel had been torn up and a new one put down. Meanwhile, a special train arrived from Bristol to take Johnson City residents to big temperance meetings. About 75 people from here made the trip.

May 3, 1928: Wade Gallemore was fined $5 for reckless driving.

May 3, 1986: Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Court Records, 1928; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall.

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