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  • 1903: Ben Robertson, future Clemson graduate and journalist who writes "Red Hills and Cotton" in 1941, published 1942, is born in Clemson.
  • 1905: Dr. Richard Newman Brackett signs off on the foreward of his history of the Old Stone Church, published under the auspices of The Old Stone Church and Cemetery Association with the cooperation of the Andrew Pickens and Cateechee Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • 1910: Acting President Walter Merritt Riggs publishes a booklet he writes to counter recent negative publicity about the college entitled Questions and Answers Relating to Clemson College, 1910. Distributed to parents, alumni and prominent individuals, it is subsequently referred to as the Clemson Catechism.
  • June 22-June 23, 1959: The Clemson Theatre shows the traditional western "From Hell to Texas", released June 1, 1958, starring Don Murray, Diane Varsi, Chill Wills and R. G. Armstrong. A naive cowboy, Tod Lohman (Murray) accidentally kills the son (Hopper) of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd (Armstrong}. Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch of Amos Bradley (Wills) and he falls in love with his daughter Juanita (Varsi). However, Tod is concerned that he'll eventually have to leave when his pursuers catch up with him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMC3gaMYBsE
  • 1963: The United States Navy launches SSBN-630, the USS John C. Calhoun, a Polaris missile submarine, at Newport News, Virginia. The vessel is christened by Miss Rosalie Julia Calhoun, the statesman's great-great-granddaughter, with her father, Admiral William Lowndes Calhoun (Ret.), and mother, Mrs. William Lowndes Calhoun, in attendance. (Cook, Harriet Heffner, "John C. Calhoun - the Man", The R.L. Bryan Co., Columbia, S.C., 1965, Library of Congress Card No. 65-19779, page 2.)
  • 1985: An event held honoring J. Banks McFadden's 42 years of service to the university. (Bourret, Tim, "Clemson University Football Vault", Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008, ISBN 0794824307, page 95.)
  • 2002: Clemson's fifteenth basketball coach Bobby Roberts, passes away at his home in Aiken, South Carolina, where he had battled lung cancer for several years. He was 74. During the 1966-1967 season, the Tigers went 17-8 - their best record in 63 years. Clemson went 9-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, including a streak of seven straight wins - a school record that still stands. The Tigers went 8-6 in the ACC the previous season, and Roberts remains the only Clemson coach to post consecutive winning conference records. He's also the only Clemson coach to defeat North Carolina four times in as many years. Roberts is survived by his wife Bobbie Ann, and children Mike, the men's basketball coach at South Carolina-Aiken, and Lessie.


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