November 1

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November 1 in Clemson History

  • 1846: Future member of the first Clemson Board of Trustees, Daniel Keating Norris is born in Lower St. Matthews, Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
  • 1875: An earthquake is felt at Pickens, The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, November 11, 1875. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 15.)
  • 1886: Thomas Green Clemson signs his will.
  • 1900: Clemson blanks the University of South Carolina for the third straight year in the traditional Thursday game during State Fair Week, 51-0, the largest margin to date. South Carolina achieves marginal winning season record at 4-3. The Tigers lead the series, 4-1.
  • 1930: The Tigers are defeated by the Tennessee Volunteers in front of 10,000 in Knoxville, 0-27. The Vols quarterback is Bobby Dodd, coached by Gen. Robert Neyland.
  • 1950: The Clemson House opens for business.
  • 1958: Nineteenth-ranked Tigers defeat Wake Forest in Death Valley, 14-12. Dr. Wright Bryan crowns the Homecoming Queen, Miss "Tootsie" Dennis, at Halftime. (TAPS 1959, page 116.) Post-game dance is also provided music by Ralph Marterie and his band. "Then, as the night wore on, the end of a perfect dance drew near, and the beginning of a wild series of 'afterwards parties' loomed into sight." (TAPS 1959, page 118.)
  • 1969: Clemson hosts Maryland, wins, 40-0. Central Dance Association presents The Four Seasons in Littlejohn Coliseum, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., $3 per person, casual dress. (The Tiger, display advert, Friday 24 October 1969, Volume LXIII, Number 10, page 4.)
  • 1974: Halloween issue of The Buzzard is published as single-sheet, four-page insert inside The Tiger. Front page story is "Violators of student rules brutally murdered".
  • 1980: Clemson's defeat of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 35-33, in Winston-Salem is the Tigers' 100th ACC win.
  • 1997: Calhoun Corners restaurant is gutted by an overnight fire.
  • 2001: Harlan E. McClure, retired dean of the College of Architecture, dies. He headed Clemson's architecture school from 1955 to 1986.
  • 2006: The African Film Festival presents Quand les Etoiles Rencontrent la Mer by Raymond Rajaonarivelo, in Kinard GO1, 5-7 p.m.
  • 2008: Dabo Swinney gains his first win as Clemson head coach as the Tigers defeat the Boston College Eagles, 27-21, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Aaron Kelly's fourth quarter touchdown catch breaks tight end Glenn Smith's 57-year old 18 TD reception record, set between 1949 and 1951. The [[]] is introduced as a reward to the winner of the annual football game between the Boston College Eagles and the Clemson Tigers, in honor of the historic meeting between Charlie O'Rourke and Banks McFadden in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic, Clemson's first bowl appearance.

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