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November 6 in Clemson History
- 1869: What is considered to be the first college football game is played between the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) and Rutgers College, played at College Field at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers wins, 6 - 4.
- 1912: November 6-November 8 - Sixteenth Annual Conference of the South Carolina DAR held at the Clemson College, hosted by the Andrew Pickens Chapters.
- 1913: In a game played in Augusta, Georgia, the Tigers are defeated by Georgia, 15-18. Teams are now tied in their series, 8-8-1.
- 1920: Clemson loses to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, 0-7.
- 1930: "Return of Dr. Fu Manchu" starring Warner Oland and Jean Arthur, released May 2, 1930, shown in the YMCA auditorium, admission two bits. The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family. Members of the Architectural Society get together in the evening for the first meeting of the Minaret Club of the semester.
- 1937: The Tigers travel to Atlanta to receive 0-7 loss to Georgia Tech.
- 1948: The twelfth-ranked Tigers blank Furman, 41-0, in Memorial Stadium. "A game Purple Hurricane went down before the powerful Clemson onslaught in Memorial stadium. The game was featured by long runs and hard blocking and tackling. The Furman eleven was unable to penetrate the strong Tiger defense on the ground or through the air. Clemson rolled up 448 yards rushing as the rumors of a bowl bid filled the air. [Ray] Mathews was the leading scorer with three touchdowns. [Fred] Cone, [John] Poulos and [Carol] Cox added the other six-pointers." (TAPS, Volume XXXIX, 1949, page 405.) Furman sets a new record by an opponent for lowest yardage total - minus 12, minus 17 rushing and 5 passing. (Martin, Johnny, "Death Valley: 72 Years of Exciting Football at Clemson University", Independent Publishing Co., Anderson, S.C., 1968, Library of Congress card number 68-58849, page 91.)
- 1954: The new $4.5 million dormitory group (Johnstone Hall - Ed.) and student activity center is open for inspection by alumni and visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Returning alumni will find that the student information center serves instead of the old "guard room"; the eye-catching student canteen has replaced the "juice shop"; and visitors can wait in an attractive lounge instead of on the "gangway rail". The ultra-modern kitchen and dining room (seating 4,000) [later named Harcombe Commons - Ed.] will also be open." (The Tiger, "Game, Open House, Highlight Week-End", Thursday, 28 October 1954, Volume XLVII, number 7, page 1.) The Tigers defeat Furman, 27-6, in Memorial Stadium. The Tigers defeat Furman, 27-6, in Memorial Stadium.
- 1959: The Samuel Broadus Earle Hall, the new chemical engineering building, is dedicated. (Reference: Duffy, Susan, "The Conservative Caretaker Samuel Broadus Earle", "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", 1988, page 138.)
- 1962: U.S. Air Force Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. is interred in Greenville, South Carolina, after the return of his body from Cuba where he was shot down by an SA-2 SAM while on a reconnaissance flight in a Lockheed U-2 on October 27. He is the only combat fatality during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the globe's closest brush with World War III.
- November 5, 1965-November 6, 1965: The Contemporary Film Series Committee presents free film, Western "They Came to Cordura".
- 1977: The Kelly Barnes Dam, an earthen work above the Toccoa Falls Institute bible college, east of Toccoa, Georgia, gives way early Sunday morning and 39 die in the ensuing flood down a valley.
- 1978: WSBF officially goes stereo, although signal still is not channel separated.
- 2006: Fall break. The Clemson Men's Soccer team receives a bid to the NCAA Tournament Monday afternoon and receives a first round bye in the 48-team field. Clemson will play the winner of the Gardner-Webb/Alabama-Birmingham match on Wednesday, November 15,at 6:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers are seeded ninth in the 48-team tournament. The Clemson City Council considers a ban on smoking in public areas at their 7:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.
- 2007: The Clemson University Jazz Ensemble performs big band and small group arrangements of jazz standards from the 1930s to the present in the Brooks Center. Performance at 8 p.m., free admission.
- 2008: The Utsey Chamber Series Endowment presents the Corinthian Trio in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m., free admission. The Trio is comprised of three of the most successful performers of their generation. Top prize-winners of prestigious international competitions, pianist Adam Neiman, violinist Stefan Milenkovich, and cellist Ani Aznavoorian have individually performed recitals in over thirty countries. They began a collaboration in 1998 while students at The Julliard School, unifying their individual strengths to create an extraordinary ensemble.
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