January 19

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January 19 in Clemson History

Events on January 19 in Clemson's History

  • 1898: "In response to an invitation from President Hartzog and the Board of Trustees to visit Clemson College, the General Assembly spent Jan. 19th visiting the different departments of the College. They came from Columbia on a special train arriving here at 8 o'clock that morning. The President and the Faculty took charge of them and showed them through every department of the College. They visited the dairy, wood and machine shops, electrical and mechanical laboratories, and the foundry, saw the students at work and saw just what is being taught here. Before leaving they called to order by Senator Mayfield and Lieutenant-Governor McSweeney offered resolutions of thanks and appreciation, which where [sic] unanimously adopted. Senator Mayfield proposed three cheers for Clemson College, its officers, and the boys. This was responded to by the boys with three cheers for the General Assembly of South Carolina. At five o'clock they were accompanied to the train by the cadet band. Their train pulled out 'mid cheers from the law-makers and music of the band." (The Chronicle, February 1898, V.1, N.5, pages 39-40).
  • 1904: The cornerstone for Agricultural Hall is laid on January 19, 1904, (January 19, 5904, by the Masonic calendar), by Grand Mason J. R. Bellinger, A.F.M., and completed that same year. It is now named for Clemson's sixth president, Enoch Walter Sikes.
  • 1916: Mr. Thornwell Hayne speaks in the auditorium of the new YMCA on Gen. Robert E. Lee. "A number of Cadets and people from the community filled the auditorium of the new Y. M. C. A. building to hear this son of South Carolina and of Wofford College as he paid tribute to the South's greatest man, Robert Edward Lee." (The Tiger, "To The Memory of Robt. E. Lee", Tuesday 25 January 1916, Volume XI, Number 15, page 1.)
  • 1979: The Gutter, the Union coffeehouse located under the YMCA, reopens after one and a half year's renovation. Texas folk singer Allen Wayne Damron is featured entertainment (Damron passed away in August 2005 after a long illness.). Budapest Symphony Orchestra performs in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 1980: Clemson electrical engineering student Edward Alford Strong, age 21, goes missing after a party at the LeMans Apartments, last seen between 4 and 6 a.m. - two weeks later his body is found in Lake Hartwell and the drowning ruled accidental.
  • 2007: The Tiger publishes issue celebrating 100 years of printing - the first copy was issued January 21, 1907. Men's and Women's track teams host the Clemson Invitational at 5 p.m. Men's tennis at the Rice Invitational in Texas.
  • 2008-mail address above or Chris at chris_seamands@alumni.clemson.edu. Tip-
  • 2009: The Tigers remain ranked 10th, despite loss to number 2 Wake Forest on Saturday.
  • January 19, 2009-January 20, 2009: Snow falls across the Carolinas. Raleigh gets five inches, Charlotte and Columbia receive snow, but a 20-mile area around Clemson gets none.
  • 2010: WSBF-FM holds drop-in on the 3rd level of the Hendrix Center at 8 p.m. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 91,000.
  • 2010: Charles Fowler, 19, a student in the Bridge to Clemson program, died Jan. 19.


In addition to his parents, Fowler is survived by a brother, Joseph Fowler of Bennettsville, S.C.; a sister, Brooke Fowler of Gaffney, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Snyder of Winston-Salem, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fowler of Bennettsville, S.C.; maternal aunts and uncles, LeAnn and Kim Phillips of Gaffney, S.C., Tony and Jane Snyder of Winston-Salem, N.C.; paternal uncles and aunts, Arch and Jenny Fowler of Columbia, S.C., Julian and Mary Blanche Fowler of Florence, S.C., and Kay Fowler of Charlotte, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville, S.C.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, S.C. Burial will be in McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville, S.C.
The family requests that memorials be made to:
First United Methodist Church
Building Fund
PO Box 456
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512.
Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home, Bennettsville, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.


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