April 9

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  • 1845: The original business district of Anderson Court House, South Carolina, is destroyed by fire. Engulfing an entire block from the Waverly House on the north to the Benson house on the south, the mostly wooden structures, as well as most of their contents, are destroyed. Lost are town records on file at the office of J. P. Reed, the current Intendent and founder of Anderson's first newspaper, The Highland Sentinel. (Klosky, Beth Ann, "Six Miles That Changed The Course of The South", The Electric City Centennial Committee, Electric City Printing, Anderson, South Carolina, 1995, no ISBN, page 20.)
  • 1865: Robert Esli Bowen, future Life Trustee for Clemson Agricultural College, is present at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, as a Confederate soldier, for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • 1975: Bill Foster is hired as the new mens' basketball coach, taking over for fired Tates Locke. (United Press International, "Clemson Inks Cage Coach", Playground Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Thursday 10 April 1975, Volume 30, Number 54, page 3C.)
  • 1980 - Four-year Tiger football letterman Tracy Perry was killed in a motorcycle/ tractor trailer accident near Sumter. He was 23.
  • 2009: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 73,000.

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