Oct. 12, 1935: Construction began on what is now the Tri-Cities Regional Airport. It was a Works Progress Admiration project.
Oct. 12, 1978: Marty Robbins played to nearly 4,000 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Oct. 12, 1979: Johnson City Transit began operation.
Oct. 12, 2012: The Science Hill High School Hilltoppers’ football team improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Big Eight Conference with a 49-7 victory at Volunteer.
Sources: The Comet; “History of Washington County Tennessee”; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; City of Johnson City; Johnson City Press.