June 6

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  • 1889: Richard Newman Brackett marries Bessie Brandon Craig in Atlanta.
  • 1904: Alumni address given.
  • 1921: Annual meeting of the Alumni Association in the YMCA Auditorium, 10 a.m. Closing exercises of the Literary Societies in the College Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Exhibition of Shop and Laboratories, 2:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m. Military drill on Bowman Field at 5:30 p.m. Alumni address by the Hon. S. E. Bailes, Class of 1908 in the College Chapel at 8:30 p.m. (The Tiger, 6 June 1921, Volume XVI, Number 30, pages 1, 2.)
  • 1938: The Clemson Commentator, a short-lived semi-weekly publication, publishes volume 1, number 1 on June 6, 1938. The editor was Earl Mazo and author Ben Robertson served as a political columnist. (Source: "South Carolina Newspapers", compiled and edited by John Hammond Moore, University of South Carolina Press, 1988, Library of Congress card number 88-4779, page 191.)
  • 1944: Clemson graduate, former editor of The Tiger, and journalist, Wright Bryan broadcasts from London the first on-scene report of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, after riding in a C-47 carrying airborne troops for paradrop. A short clip from his D-Day broadcast is here:
http://www.wsbhistory.com/images/DDAY.mp3 The Liberty ship SS A. Frank Lever is one of the thousands of vessels involved in the invasion.
  • 1958: President Robert Franklin Poole dies unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack during an alumni reunion weekend.
  • 2006: DNA evidence confirms the identity of the suspect in the Tiffany Marie Souers murder case, and a warrant for his arrest is issued.
  • 2007: Last day for instructors to issue midterm grades for the first summer session. "Tosca" at the Brooks Center, 10 a.m. - Considered one of the most popular operas of all time, Puccini's Tosca features an intense story coupled with a beautiful score. Andrew Levin, professor of music and director of the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra, discusses the history of Tosca, plays music and video samples of the opera, as well as talks about how operas are produced. Tuition includes themed lunch. Reservations due Wednesday, May 30. $40 per person.

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