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- 1897: The Board of Trustees meets on campus to elect a successor to departed President Craighead.
- 1927: Rudolf Anderson, Jr. is born in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduation from Clemson he will become a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and will be shot down over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
- 1964: The United States Navy commissions the USS John C. Calhoun, SSBN-630, the fleet's 26th missile-firing submarine. (Cook, Harriet Heffner, "John C. Calhoun - the Man", The R.L. Bryan Co., Columbia, S.C., 1965, Library of Congress Card No. 65-19779, page 2.)
- 1974: The Chamber Music Series presents the Gilbert and Sullivan Quartet in "An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan" in Daniel Auditorium.
- 1977: Male student, seriously injured in a break-in and assault case the previous night in Clemson, undergoes surgery at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta to, umm, repair his genitals. The procedure will be successful. In 1994, this will become known as the Bobbitt procedure.
- 1978: First Friday "Pound the Hound" Parade. In the wake of National Lampoon's Animal House, the Bedrock Bombers of Johnstone Hall B-5, enter a float of a Deathmobile with a Citadel uniform on the "hood" of their vehicle, which is actually built onto the back of a pick-up truck, and which has to be backed up throughout the entire parade!
- 2006: ABC World News Tonight features Clemson freshman defensive back Ray Ray McElrathbey as their Person of the Week for his role in taking custody of his 11-year old brother from parents with drug and gambling addictions.
- 2007: September 14-September 16 - The Clemson Little Theatre presents "The Foreigner", a play by Larry Shue, in which the mysteries unfold in this funny yet cryptic trek amongst the Georgia pines. This is the first performance of the Clemson Little Theatre's 2007-2008 season. Pat Shull directs.
- 2007: Clemson hosts the Furman Paladins in Death Valley, 1 p.m. Tigers win, 38-10. Furman's last victory came in 1936 in a match played on Riggs Field in snow. The Tigers win the next 29. "We won. That's not something Lloyd Carr can say." said Tommy Bowden, quoted in the Washington Post on Sunday, September 16, (page D-11), referring to Michigan's 32-34 upset by Appalachian State. Furman and App State both play in the Southern Conference.
- 2008: After win over the Wolfpack, Clemson rises to 21st in the Coaches poll and 23rd in the Associated Press poll.
- 2009: All members of the Clemson community are invited to a memorial service to celebrate and honor the life of Donovan Xavier Jones, a 21-year-old student from Sumter. The service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Tillman Hall auditorium. Jones, a senior financial management major, was a Clemson National Scholar and business manager for Taps, the Clemson yearbook. He died while swimming with friends August 23August 29
- Condolences may be sent to the family:
- Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Jones
- 3270 Poppy Court
- Sumter, SC 29150
- The family requests that in addition to flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Clemson University in honor of Donovan Xavier Jones. Send checks to:
- Clemson University Foundation
- P.O. Box 1889
- Clemson, SC 29633-1889
- 2010: Obituary - Lester Lee MooreTiger Den, the Game Room, and the Tiger Town Tavern. An avid golfer, he was a member of Cobbs Glen Country Club and Boscobel. He was a member and former deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sara K. Moore; stepdaughters: Diana W. Vaughan, Debbie W. Biscontini, Terry W. Spinks, Kimberly W. Gehle; brothers: Marvin Moore and Dale Moore; sister, Eunice Kelly; grandchildren: Sarah and Dylan; Joshua and Jeremy; Jenny, Sarah, and Stan; and Cyndy and Heather; and eleven great grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Charles Robert Wright; and a grandson, Jeffrey Wright; and six siblings. The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at Hopewell Baptist Church, conducted by the Reverend Ken Keaton. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family is at the home, 107 Robin Street, Clemson, and will receive friends at Hopewell Baptist Church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 3530 Hopewell Road, Anderson, SC 29621. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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