Today in Johnson City History: March 23

By Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press

March 23, 1899: The Comet reported that the state Legislature had passed a bill that in effect permitted Tennessee Medical College graduates to practice medicine in Tennessee without a licensing exam by the state board of medical examiners. The graduates of all colleges outside the state would still have to be examined.

March 23, 1937: The U.S. Navy announced that Johnson City would be home to a permanent recruiting station.

March 23, 1969: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle published a special Johnson City Centennial section, “For and About Women.”

March 23, 2013: As East Tennessee State University started the first game of a doubleheader, Little Leaguers Trenten Carr, Dalten Carr and Brysen Orsborne came dressed in uniform to gain free admission for the game at Thomas Stadium during Little League Weekend.

Sources: The Comet; Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press.

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