Oct. 3, 1903: The National Soldiers Home opened.
Oct. 3, 1967: An 18-year-old Johnson City resident was jailed in Sullivan County after a “gangfight” involving 13 people left another youth hospitalized in Bristol.
Oct. 3, 1987: The Charlie Daniels Band and Gregg Allman played at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Oct. 3, 2008: The Johnson City Commission on first reading approved the installation of traffic cameras at several intersections.
Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Kingsport Times; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press