Oct. 6, 1910: A difficulty had occurred at the carnival grounds the previous night during which John Carroll and "Toad" Brockwell received knife wounds.
Oct. 6, 1928: Republican Presidential nominee Herbert Hoover campaigned in Johnson City.
Oct. 6, 1956: East Tennessee State College announced plans for a new “Religious Emphasis Days” program the following week with support from the Central Religious Council, a group with representatives from campus Christian denominations.
Oct. 6, 1962: Quarterback Jimmy Baker led East Tennessee State’s Bucs to a 26-6 victory over Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (Tennessee Tech) in Cookeville.
Oct. 6, 1979: Johnny Paycheck and the Bellamy Brothers performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Oct. 6, 1995: The Hamilton Bank headquarters moved to Mockingbird Lane; the bank is now SunTrust Bank.
Sources: The Comet; “Greater Johnson City A Pictorial History”; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Postcard History Series.