December 6

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December 6 in Clemson History

  • 1845: Alpha Sigma Phi is founded at Yale University by Louis Manigault of Charleston, South Carolina, Stephen Ormsby Rhea of Louisiana, and Horace Spangler Wieser of Pennsylvania. With the Latin motto "Causa Latet Vis Est Notissima( The Cause Is Hidden The Results Well Known)", Alpha Sigma Phi prides itself on creating long lasting brotherhood, and better men.
  • 1888: Representative W.C. Benet of Abbeville introduces a bill before the South Carolina Legislature to accept the Clemson bequest.(Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • 1946: Services are held for Clemson's 360 war dead in the Field House at 12:15 p.m.
  • 1948: Frank Howard is named Southern Conference Coach of the Year, his first of three such crowns in his career.
  • 1975: The inaugural game by the Lady Tigers basketball team produces a 55-51 win over Davidson in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 2005: A man smelling of oil and gasoline robs the First Franklin Mortgage Company on College Avenue and brandishes a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun. Anderson County authorities believe he is connected to two other recent robberies in the area. A nineteen year old sophomore special education major is hit by a car driven by a twenty year old freshman biological sciences major while crossing Cherry Road around 6 p.m. and suffers a shattered kneecap, and broken collar bone and shoulder.
  • 2006: Deadline for ticket requests for the Clemson-Kentucky game at the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone Tires, to be played in Nashville, Tennessee on December 29 at 1 p.m. Womens basketball team plays at James Madison at 7 p.m., winning 85-72.

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