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- 1891: Richard Newman Brackett, Ph.D., joins the first faculty at Clemson as associate professor of chemistry. He will serve until his death in 1937, 46 years.
- 1927: The cornerstone of Riggs Hall, designed by Rudolph E. Lee, is laid on the site of Old Mechanical Hall which burned May 27, 1926. (Yandle, Bruce, "The Plowboy Scholar: Enoch Walter Sikes, 1925-1940", "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", McKale, Donald M., editor, Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 155.)
- 1969: A November moratorium against the Vietnam war is overruled by the University Executive Council, voting to prohibit the use of university facilities for any regional protest. The Steering Committee of the Clemson Vietnam Moratorium Committee files suit against the Board of Trustees and the Executive Council, but the court rules in favor of the university.
- 1970: A new canteen opens in the basement of Lever Hall.
- Early November, 1984: Athletic Director Bill McLellan telephones solicitor William L. Traxler of the 13th circuit at his home, and informs him that coaches have admitted supplying drugs to dead athlete Augustinus "Stijn" Jaspers. Traxler tells McLellan that it might be a matter for the grand jury. "Meanwhile, a physician in Seneca, James Pruitt, wrote an autopsy report listing the cause of the young Dutchman's death as congestive heart failure, which had resulted from a congenital heart defect. Running had aggravated Jaspers' condition." (Wunder, John R., "A Good Sport: Walter Thompson Cox, 1985-1986", McKale, Donald M., editor, "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 253, citing article in The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, 5 March 1985.)
- Late November, 1984: No indictments have been returned in the Augustinus "Stijn Jaspers coaching drug scandal and very few are aware of what is happening on campus and in the Atchley administration. Then Paul Jaspers, the track star's brother, arrives determined to get answers. He is stonewalled by the Athletic Department which refuses to show him the autopsy report. Jaspers then finds an athlete willing to detail the coaches' drug distribution to team members and they go to the Clemson police. Jaspers also prevails upon Seneca physician James Pruitt to amend the autopsy report allowing for possible drug causation. Jaspers also encourages solicitor William L. Traxler to empanel a grand jury. Wunder, John R., "A Good Sport: Walter Thompson Cox, 1985-1986", McKale, Donald M., editor, "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 253, citing articles in The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, 26, 31 March 1985.)
- 1988: The City of Clemson begins abortive attempt to gain lease of Tiger Town Tavern property. City offices have outgrown the space in the converted Southern Railway depot, and the town management is looking for options. According the Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy, (later), the city has been contacted by absentee business owner Ernest Willis, of Arlington, Virginia, who offers the city a lease on the building occupied by the "Triple T".
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