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Today in Johnson City History: April 26

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

April 26, 1884: The Comet reported that “Miss Jessie Wiley, and Miss Abbe Harris, two of J.C.’s most charming young ladies, tripped lightly into The Comet’s sanctum the other day, and then destroyed Cy’s pleasure by lightly tripping out.”

April 26, 1900: “The Old Maid’s Union was reproduced at the opera house last Tuesday evening, and, as on the previous occasion, the house was filled with an admiring public.’ The performance was well received and the proceeds will materially enrich the Public Library fund. The entertainment will be given at Jonesboro tonight.” This according to The Comet.

April 26, 1923: The Johnson City Staff reported, “Lady Bowes-Lyon Becomes Bride of Duke of York.” They were the parents of Queen Elizabeth II.

April 26, 1946: "The Virginian" was at the Majestic Theatre on East Main Street.

April 26, 1957: Cowboy star Lash Larue was live at Tennessee Theatre as “Palomino” and “Backlash” played on screen.


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