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  • Patrick Hues Mell, as a consulting mining engineer, becomes State Chemist of Georgia from 1874 to 1877.
  • Richard W. Simpson is elected to the South Carolina State Legislature.
  • March 14: Seneca, South Carolina is chartered this date.
  • June 1: Alonzo Sheck Shealy born at Etheridge, South Carolina, in what is now known as Saluda County. Attended public schools of this County until February, 1894, when he entered Clemson; graduated 1899- B.S.; entered Iowa State College at Amer, March 1900- taking degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, June 1903; at Clemson as Assistant Veterinarian in 1904 - ("The Oconeean", Volume Two, 1904, page 19). Played four years as a Tiger, and two more years for Iowa State. He was hired in the fall of 1904 to replace Coach John Heisman who had accepted Georgia Tech's offer to become head of athletics at the institute in November 1903. He holds the distinction of being the only Clemson player to have been head coach at his alma mater. Shealy coached Clemson one year and guided the Tigers to a 3-3-1 record overall, which included wins over Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, giving him a .500 winning percentage.

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