March 28

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  • 1871: Frank Scott Shiver, future Assistant Professor of Agricultural Analyses at Clemson Agricultural College and Chemist with the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, born in Columbia, South Carolina, this date.
  • 1916: The future Louise Odom Edwards born in Red Springs, North Carolina.
  • 1939: Clemson Agricultural College Business Manager J. C. Littlejohn writes to David J. Watson, spokesman for the Class of 1915, to inform him that the Board of Trustees has approved their proposal to erect a bandstand on campus with funds collected by the class, the design and location to be approved by the board.
  • 1972: Music Honor fraternity Mu Beta Psi presents the 14th Annual Spring Sounds concert at 8 p.m. in Tillman Auditorium, admission is fifty cents.
  • 1975: "Looking back on his term as president of the student body, Reggie Brantley 'counts the year as a success.' Brantley will turn over the office of president to Reggie Foster Monday", (March 31, 1975), reports news editor Debbie Graham Dunning in The Tiger, March 28, 1975, Volume LXVIII, Number 23, page 2. "Brantley feels the biggest contribution his administration made to the student body is the establishment of the Steering Committee and the Conferences on Leadership and Communication. 'The potential of the Steering Committee for generating change cannot be underestimated,' Brantley said. He said the conference has great potential for helping the student body because it brings students and administrators together to exchange ideas and discuss University problems."
  • 1978: History professor William Steirer is elected as new faculty senate president.
  • 1979: The Speakers Bureau presents NBC News diplomatic correspondent Richard Valeriani in Tillman Auditorium, speaking on "The Carterization of Foreign Policy".
  • 1980: Union sponsors Post Break Blowout Beer Garden at the East Bank Beach with music by local band Azure. National Theatre of the Deaf presents adult adaptation of "Pinocchio" entitled "The Secret Life of Gepetto's Dummy" in Daniel Auditorium. Oak Ridge Boys perform at Greenville Memorial Auditorium. A crate containing four research chickens is stolen from the rear of the Plant and Animal Science Building about 9:30 p.m. Friday night - recovered abandoned at the Duke Power Clemson office on North Clemson Avenue on an anonymous tip on Sunday, March 30. The chickens ultimately would not survive their role in the science project, however.
  • 1994: The USS John C. Calhoun, SSBN-630, a James Madison-class ballistic missile submarine, upgraded for Trident I weapons, is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessels Register.

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