August 31 in Clemson History
- 1946: The Saturday night CDA-sponsored "Summer Finals" dance in the Field House is informal, $2 per couple, with music by Clemson's own Jungaleers. Coat check handled by the Block C Club with concessions operated by the Clemson Athletic Association.
- 1965: Clemson's Young Republicans hold first meeting of the fall at 7:30 p.m. in meeting room 1 above the Loggia. (The Tiger, Friday, August 27, 1965, Volume LIX, Number 1, page 1).
- 1971: The Dixie Skydivers meet at 7 p.m. in Brackett Hall room 1. Delta Sigma Nu holds its first meeting of the semester for old and new members at 7:30 p.m. in Kinard room 1.
- 1997: Lady Diana Spencer is killed in a vehicle accident in Paris, France.
- 2000: A student who reported that she was sexually assaulted at Clemson University Monday evening, August 28, admitted to university police yesterday that she fabricated the story. The investigation by university police and State Law Enforcement Division personnel included numerous interviews, medical examination and tests on clothing. "After all of our work turned up no physical evidence that a rape occurred, she admitted that it did not happen. Apparently she was homesick and did not want to remain in school," said university police Chief Lonnie Saxon. The student has withdrawn from the University. "We're relieved to know that the crime did not occur, because student safety and welfare is our number one concern," said Almeda Jacks, vice president for student affairs. "However, providing false information to police is a serious matter. Significant resources and personnel time were devoted to this case, when they could have been used elsewhere. Obviously this student was reaching out for help, but there are other ways to do that. Counseling services are available at the University around the clock if students need someone to talk to."
- 2007: The Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca presents "The Sound of Music" - music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
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