January 26 in Clemson History
Events on January 26 in Clemson's History
- 1970 - The Lynch Drug Company on College Avenue is destroyed by an early morning fire, apparently caused by lightning running in on an electrical line during a violent thunderstorm. The blaze was discovered by a passer-by about 5 a.m. Owner Tom Lynch reported that the contents of the building were a total loss, with damages estimated at $165,000. Prescriptions will continue to be filled from a trailer next to the store and Lynch stated that "I hope to be back in full operation within six weeks." (Garrett, Gerald, "Lynch Drug Company Hit By $165,000 Fire", The Tiger, Friday 30 January 1970, Volume LXIII, Number 17, page 1.)
- 1972: The National Orchestra of Belgium, Michael Gielden conducting, performs in Littlejohn Coliseum at 8 p.m. The program includes Posseur's The Obliteration of Prince Igor, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica", and Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring).
- January 26-January 27, 1978: Singer-songwriter Judith Lander brings her dance company to Clemson for performances in Edgar's on the 26th and 27th and dance classes in Fike Recreation Center on the 27th.
- 2007: Atlantic Coast Conference officials admit this date that a timing error was made in the closing seconds of the Clemson loss to Number 10-ranked Duke on January 25. The league officials reviewed the game film, and acknowledge that the clock was not started at the correct time, and discussed the matter with both Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Clemson Coach Oliver Purnell. "I am satisfied with their review in the matter," said Purnell. "We now need to put one hundred percent of our focus on our game with Virginia and that is what we will do." A Duke spokesman said that school officials would have no comment. Men's track in the Clemson Heptathlon at 5 p.m. Women's track in the Clemson Pentathlon, and at the Niswonger Invitational at Johnson City, Tennessee. The Clemson Wiki website main page tallies its 22,000th visit.
- 2008: Barack Obama wins the South Carolina Democratic Primary with 55 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton comes in second with 27 percent of the vote, and Seneca native John Edwards third with 18 percent of the tally.
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