December 5

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December 5 in Clemson History

  • 1902: James Strom Thurmond is born in Edgefield, South Carolina, the son of John William Thurmond (May 1, 1862 - June 17, 1934) and Eleanor Gertrude Strom (July 18, 1870 - January 10, 1958). He will attend Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, where he will be a member of ???, graduating in 1923 with a degree in horticulture.
  • 1972: Football Coach Hootie Ingram tenders his resignation after a 4-7 season, ending his three year stint as the Tigers' eighteenth head coach.
  • 1974: The Clemson University Chorus, directed by Dr. John H. Butler, presents its Christmas concert in Tillman Auditorium.
  • 1978: Assistant Coach Danny Ford is named as new head coach, becoming the youngest Division I head coach in the nation at age 30.
  • 2006: City of Clemson Christmas parade, downtown on College Avenue at 6 p.m. Clemson Men's Basketball team hosts Wofford in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7:30 p.m., winning 90-66.
  • 2007: The 2nd annual Clemson Rave is performed on the Cooper Library Bridge.

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