October 25

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October 25 in Clemson History

  • 1869: John Heisman, future Clemson football head coach, is born.
  • 1897: Clemson meets North Carolina for the first time, played away at Chapel Hill, but the Tigers fall, 0-28.
  • 1904: Cadet W. W. Couliette, from Clarendon, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • 1905: Clemson blanks Alabama, 25-0, in game played at the State Fair in Columbia. The Tigers lead the series with 'Bama, 3-0.
  • 1906: The Tigers tie N.C. State, 0-0, in a State Fair game played in Columbia. Series stands at 3-1-1 in Clemson's favor.
  • 1911: Florida downs Clemson, 5-6, on Bowman Field in first meeting with this opponent.
  • 1917: Clemson defeats South Carolina in Columbia, 21-13, during a 6-2 season. The Gamecocks go 3-5.
  • 1919: Clemson hosts Tennessee, defeating the Volunteers, 14-0.
  • October 19, 1922-October 25, 1922: The 5th Southern Textile Exposition is held at Textile Hall in Greenville, South Carolina. A document from this event is preserved in the scrapbook of Cadet John Murphy Cook of Fort Mill, South Carolina, class of 1924, in the Special Collections at the Strom Thurmond Institute.
  • 1928: The Tigers shut out the Gamecocks, 32-0, in Columbia.
  • 1934: The Tigers spank the Gamecocks, 19-0, in the first Big Thursday game played in the brand new stadium at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.
  • 1945: The Tigers and the Gamecocks battle to a 0-0 tie in Columbia.
  • 1951: The Gamecocks blank the Tigers, 0-20, in Columbia.
  • 1956: Clemson, ranked number 20, downs South Carolina, 7-0, in Columbia.
  • 1969: Alabama visits Clemson, defeats the Tigers, 13-38. Cheerleaders carry no flag onto the field at the start of the match, bringing boos and jeers from some in the stands. Some students wave the "Stars and Bars", and others display a flag reading "SPONGE" - "the Society for the Prevention of N_____s Getting Everything," described as "an unchartered campus organization which holds no meetings and has no officers, but has a noisy following." Whenever the Alabama band plays "Dixie", Clemson fans cheer. Bob Hope appears in Littlejohn Coliseum that night. President Robert C. Edwards spends the weekend escorting the celebrity around, rather than being available to deal with campus affairs.
  • 1979: Jimmy Howard opens the Sloan Street Tap-Room in a recently constructed building.
  • 2006: First annual Solid Green Day held to clean up the campus after Homecoming, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants receive a Solid Green tee-shirt. The Anderson Sunshine House Help the Homeless Drive is held - collection locations at the Library Bridge, Hendrix Center, the Union, Tillman Place Apartments, and selected local stores. Hosted by Dr. Vander Mey's Sociology 311 Class, Department of Sociology, with Tigers Who Care, Gamma Phi Beta, and Bethel United Methodist Church (Pendleton). For information, contact Katie Reid (kreid@clemson.edu) or Katy Zeanah (kzeanah@clemson.edu). ClemsonLive presents hypnotist Michael Anthony in Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m. - free admission.
  • 2007: Wonny Song, pianist, presented by the Utsey Chamber Series Endowment, at 8 p.m. in the Brooks Center. Free admission. "As a winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Korean-Canadian pianist Wonny Song made his recital debuts at Carnegie's Zankel Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.c.. Other notable prizes include the 2003 Prix d'Europe in Canada, the 2001 Ludmila Knezkova Piano Competition in Nova Scotia, First Prize and Best Artistic Interpretation Prize at the 1995 Montreal Symphony Piano Competition, and a Gold Medal at the 1994 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati. Mr. Song's first CD, a recording of Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Corelli, was a bestseller in Canada." (Brooks Center 2007-2008 Calendar)
  • 2008: CMT Tour featuring Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Eric Durrance live at Littlejohn Coliseum.

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