April 13

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  • 1913: Doc Ezell pitches Clemson's first no-hitter baseball game, in a 5-0 victory over Eskine.
  • 1945 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's funeral train, pulled by two Southern Railway Ps-4 class Heavy Pacific steam locomotives, Nos. 1409 and 1394, passes north through Clemson about 6 p.m., Eastern War Time, and thousands of citizens turn out to pay their respects as the consist slowly makes its way to Washington, D.C. from Warm Springs, Georgia. Roosevelt's casket is visible through the windows of the last car, the United States Secret Service-assigned Conneaut. President Roosevelt's own car, the Ferdinand Magellan, is so heavily armored that the bullet-proof glass windows cannot be removed to get the casket into it, so the next car of the train, assigned to the president's security, a Pullman 7-compartment/buffet/lounge, has to be switched to the end of the consist to accommodate the remains. The locomotives were watered at Gainesville, Georgia, and both the locomotive pair and the operating crews will be swapped at Greenville, South Carolina, a railroad division point. Sister Ps-4 locomotive No. 1401, which will lead the funeral train between Greenville and Salisbury, North Carolina, now resides in Railroad Hall at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., donated by Southern Railway President D.W. Brosnan in 1961. An aerial photo of the funeral train passing the Clemson depot is published in LIFE magazine on April 23.
  • 1953: British author Ian Fleming publishes Casino Royale, the first novel featuring secret agent James Bond, 007.
  • 1962: Representatives of Borden, Inc., including Elsie the Cow, present a certificate of merit to Clemson for 25 years of special services rendered the dairy industry. Dean Walter T. Cox accepts the award on behalf of the college. (Aheron, Piper Peters, "Images of America: Oconee County", Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina, 1998, reprinted 2000, 2001, 2003, Library of Congress card number 98-87135, ISBN 0-7524-0895-X, page 106.)
  • 1980 - Alpha Delta Pi sorority sponsors Second Annual Teeter-Totter marathon on the Union Plaza to raise money for the Clemson Child Development Center.
  • 2007: Southern jam band Perpetual Groove brings its "trance arena rock" to Littlejohn Coliseum, 8 p.m.
  • 2010: Brad Brownell of Wright State University, Ohio, is named the new head basketball coach, replacing Oliver Purnell who resigned on April 6 to take the head job at DePaul University.

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