September 22

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  • 1875: Anna Calhoun Clemson dies, leaving her Fort Hill estate to her husband Thomas Green Clemson.
  • 1906: Cadet J. E. Reaves, from Marion, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • 1915: "The Clemson Branch of the A. I. E. E. held its first meeting of this college year in Prof. Dargan's class room last Wednesday morning. The meeting was called to order by Prof. Dargan, who distributed copies of the constitution to the members. The following officers were then elected: D. H. Banks, Chairman. W. H. Neil, Secretary. D. F. Folger, Treasurer. C. S. Anderson, Prof. Dargan, and H. L. Suggs, Executive Committee. W. H. Dicks, and Prof. Rhodes, Publication Committee. After the election of officers, Prof. Rhodes gave a short talk on the origin and development of the college branches of the A. I. E. E. There being no furtser [sic] business the meeting adjourned." (The Tiger, "A. I. E. E. Meets'", Tuesday 28 September 1915, Volume XI, Number 2, page 4.)
  • 1945: Clemson whups up on Presbyterian, 76-0, in Memorial Stadium, setting a new all-time high record for yardage gained - 597 yards. Clemson amasses 516 yards rushing and 83 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, pages 91-93.)
  • 1951: As usual, Clemson waxes Presbyterian, 53-6, in a night game in Memorial Stadium.
  • 1956: As usual, Clemson opens at home with the Presbyterian Blue Hose, wins, 27-7, in night game. A post-game informal dance features Clemson's own Jungaleers as musical hosts. (TAPS 1957, Volume LXVII, page 152.)
  • 1962: Clemson opens football season with a road trip to Georgia Tech, but loses, 9-26.
  • 1977: The Red Carpet Lounge's eight-year stand as a downtown nightspot suffers fatal damage when a Central man shoots a man from Seneca, in the thigh, in the rear of the "lounge". The die is cast. Students stay away thereafter, and the Red Carpet closes that winter. The Tiger Town Tavern takes over the space in the spring of 1978.
  • 1977: Younger brother in September 14 student assault case surrenders to authorities in Atlanta and is transported to Pickens County. Older brother fights extradition from Georgia, however, while he recovers in a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt. Their victim remains in hospital at Emory University, Atlanta, following surgery. Managing Editor Steve Matthews and Editor Thom Taylor publish thorough front page account of the assault investigation in The Tiger, Vol. 71, No. 4.
  • 2001: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, the Tigers face the Virginia Cavaliers in Death Valley, with the tightest security ever seen at Clemson. All bulky items are prohibited and pass-outs are eliminated. The Tigers lose to the Cavaliers, 24-26.
  • 2007: Clemson's first road game of the 2007 Clemson Football Season, at N.C. State in Raleigh. Tigers defeat the Wolfpack, 42-20, and are now 4-0.

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