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Today in Johnson City History: May 7

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 7, 2019 at 6:15 AM

May 7, 1949: Babe Didrikson Zaharias played in a golf exhibition at the Johnson City Country Club.

May 7, 1988: Sawyer Brown performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center, as part of Springfest.

May 7, 2009: About 130 Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, an infantry/rifle battalion made up of five companies, left the local armory for deployment to Iraq.

May 7, 2010: Receiving his doctoral hood at from ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine, Norman Litchfield became the fourth of four brothers in his family to earn a medical degree.

Sources: Greater Johnson City A Pictorial History; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press

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