April 21, 1898: Prof. Smalling expected to begin a subscription school in a few weeks and would probably teach the public school next autumn and winter.
April 21, 1910: Halley’s comet was expected to rise that morning at 3:37 and was lingering in the constellation Pisces where it was slowly advancing westward toward star Omega. Its speed was about 111,240 miles per hour.
April 21, 1923: Mrs. Sam Millard was recovering nicely from an operation performed that week at Mayo’s in Rochester, Minn.
April 21, 1948: Courtesy Motor Company, 410 E. Main, invited car shoppers to check out the new 1949 Lincoln.
April 21, 1963: “To Kill A Mockingbird” was showing at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street.
April 21, 1969: East Tennessee State University student Danny Currier was killed in a boating accident on Boone Lake that also left a Kingsport woman in critical condition at Johnson City Memorial Hospital. Currier was driving the boat with three other classmates aboard when it struck a rock at high speed.
April 21, 1975: The Science Hill Hilltoppers outhit Erwin to win 8-3 in baseball.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Chronicle; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories