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1907 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 1907:

  • January 21: The Tiger is founded. Front page headline of Volume 1, Number 1 describes "The [Georgia] Tech - Clemson Game" played on Thanksgiving, with the Tigers winning, 10-6.
  • Martin's Drug Store opens in Clemson on the Six Mile Highway and will stay in business until 1975.
  • April 1: In an April Fools Day prank, the first Pendleton Guards constitutes itself in front of the Main Building and plays hooky from classes, marching off to Pendleton where they dismount a cannon from the square, and bring it back to campus. The administration is not amused and warns the cadets never again to be seen hauling stolen artillery about the countryside. Being students, they will of course, repeat the march the following year, with much more severe repercussions!
  • Fall: Frank Shaughnessy takes over as head football coach.
  • September 28: The Tigers defeat Gordon Institute, from Barnesville, Georgia, 5-0, on Bowman Field, the first-ever meeting with this opponent. This is also the Tiger's first football game ever played in September.
  • October 9: Clemson blanks first-time opponent Maryville, 35-0, in game played in Clemson.
  • October 21: Tennessee defeats the Tigers, 0-4, in Clemson, the first loss to that squad, putting overall series record at 3-1-2.
  • October 31: In a match played at the State Fair in Columbia, Clemson defeats North Carolina, 15-6, evening the series record at 2-2.
  • November 4: Clemson is shut-out by Alabama Polytechnic Institute (renamed Auburn in 1960), 0-12, in a game played in Auburn, Alabama, leaving the series tied at 3-3.
  • November 7: In a game played at Augusta, Georgia defeats Clemson, 0-8, placing the series record at 7-4 and snapping a Tiger seven-game winning streak.
  • November 9: In third game in six days, Clemson loses at home to Davidson, 6-10, putting series record at 3-1-1, Davidson's first victory over the Tigers.
  • November 28: Clemson defeats Georgia Tech in Atlanta, 6-5, to conclude 4-4 season. The Tigers lead the series, 6-1-1.

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