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September 3 in Clemson History
Events on September 3 in Clemson's History
- 1957: United States Air Force pilot Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. first qualifies on the Lockheed U-2, a classified high-altitude reconnaissance jet aircraft.
- 1972: WEPR 90.1 FM, the first radio station of the South Carolina Educational Radio Network, broadcasts for the first time, from a cramped studio off of the lobby in the Clemson House.
- 1977: A twenty-two year old student, Mack Randall Hayes, dies of injuries suffered in accident on East Beach Road when he lost control of his 1961 Chevrolet and struck a pick-up truck on August 27.
- 1983: In home opener, Clemson beats Western Carolina, 44-10.
- September 2, 1992-September 5, 1992: Two hundred of the 15,000 panels of the AIDS memorial quilt are displayed in the Palmetto Ballroom. Each 3 X 6 foot panel represents one death caused by the disease and is designed as a tribute to an individual. (Stokes, Blair, "AIDS memorial quilt exhibit comes to Clemson", The Tiger, 28 August 1992, Volume 86, Number 1, page 3.)
- 1994: The 24th-ranked Tigers open the home season, downing the Furman Paladins, 27-6.
- 2005 - 2005 Football season begins. Clemson upsets Texas A&M, 25-24, in Death Valley.
- 2007: Fall Break. A bomb threat forces evacuation of Sirrine Hall. No bomb is found, but heightened security on campus prevents fans from taking backpacks into Memorial Stadium for the first football game. Clemson football season begins with Labor Day Monday night game with the Florida State Seminoles, Bowden Bowl IX, broadcast nationally on ESPN, 8 p.m. Kick-off at 8:08 p.m. One Clemson - Solid Orange. Tigers win, 24-18. Tiger Band debuts new pregame show with entrance from the tunnels in the West Endzone. Mac's Drive-In is featured during the broadcast. This will turn out to be the final Bowden Bowl.
- September 2, 2009-September 3, 2009: Alpha Phi Omega sponsors the First Friday Blood Drive in the Hendrix Student Center Ballroom, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- 2016: Ranked number 2 by the Associated Press at the start of the football season, Clemson travels to unranked Auburn to open the season, winning, 19-13.
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