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  • 1904: New Head Coach Alonzo Sheck Shealy takes over and begins drilling his team. A former football player, four years at Clemson and two at Iowa State, he remains the only Clemson graduate (1899) to have become head football coach.
  • 1915: Freshmen elect class officers. Football practice held. (The Tiger, "Weekly Calendar'", Tuesday 28 September 1915, Volume XI, Number 2, page 2.)
  • 1922: Football season opens as Clemson loses to Centre, 0-21, at Riggs Field.
  • 1923: A pile of waste wood outside the door of the wood shop catches fire on Sunday afternoon, doing minor damage before being quickly extinguished. "The students sadly regret that the fire couldn't have waited until a class hour. Outside combustion is the theory dissolved by 'Hawshaw' Sams." (The Tiger, "Cadets Extinguish Sunday Fire", Wednesday, 3 October 1923, Volume XIX, Number 3, page 1.)
  • 1930: Picture "Wild Company", released July 5, 1930, shown in the YMCA auditorium. "Fox Movietone's Dynamic Story of Flaming Youth" is actually just a creaky melodrama.
  • 1933: Clemson travels to Georgia Tech, loses, 2-39.
  • 1939: Banks McFadden sets Clemson punting record in a 6-7 loss to Tulane in New Orleans, with six kicks over 50 yards. Tulane will go 8-1-1.
  • 1941: Eastern Air Lines begins first air service into Anderson, using flying field in the Brushy Creek area. Present for the event is R. W. Pickens, the last surviving Confederate veteran in Anderson County. Born in 1847, he dies at age 101 in 1948.
  • 1944: In road game to Atlanta, Georgia Tech shuts out the Tigers, 0-51, the worst loss ever by a Frank Howard-coached team. (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 101.)
  • 1961: The Tigers drop home game to Maryland, 21-24. Central Dance Association sponsors informal dance after the game with the Clovers as musical act. (TAPS 1962, page 34.)
  • 1967: Number five-ranked Georgia comes to Clemson, defeats Tigers, 17-24.
  • 1976: Tom Chapin, Harry Chapin's younger brother, performs in Tillman Auditorium, sponsored by the Contemporary Entertainment Committee of the University Union.
  • 1978: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band concert in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • September 26, 1995-September 30, 1995: The Clemson Players present The Illusion by Tony Kushner in the Bellamy Theatre, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance on September 30. Admission is $6 for the general public, $4 for youth and senior citizens, and $2 for Clemson students.
  • 1994: Acting President Phil Prince is named as President by the Board of Trustees.
  • 1999: Sponsored by the English Department, faculty, students, and special guests engage in a "Read-In" in Vickery Hall in recognition of National Banned Book Week, and read aloud excerpts from banned books from libraries and school districts across the country, including such radical volumes as Shel Silverstein's popular children's book "Light in the Attic" which was banned because "it encourages children to break dishes so they won't have to wash them," the "Little House on the Prairie", which was called "racist," and "The Diary of Anne Frank" which was described as "a real downer."
  • 2006: Clemson takes on Louisiana Tech in Death Valley in a match televised on ESPNU. Kick-off at 7 p.m. EDT. The Tigers shut-out the Bulldogs, 51-0.
  • 2006: The number two-ranked Clemson Men's Soccer team is defeated by the third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 1-0, in Charlottesville. The Tigers now have an 8-1-1 record, 2-1-1 in the ACC. Former Clemson football player and assistant coach, Alfred Cary Cox, Sr. passes away at age 83. He holds the distinction of being the only player to have served as captain of both the Clemson Tiger and the South Carolina Gamecocks teams.
  • 2007: September 29-September 30 - The Clemson Players present Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre in the Bellamy Theatre of the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, general seating.
  • 2007: Clemson vs. Boston College Women's Soccer Match on Sunday is Solid Orange Event. The Clemson women's soccer team will play host to Boston College on Sunday, September 30th, at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free. The 14th-ranked Clemson women's soccer team played eighth-ranked Boston College to a 0-0 tie on Sunday afternoon at Riggs Field. The tie brings the Lady Tigers' record to 8-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Eagles are now 7-0-2 on the season (0-0-1 ACC).
  • 2009: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 83,000th hit.

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