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1905 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 1905:

  • January 23: Daniel Keating Norris, Clemson Life Trustee, dies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. The Board of Trustees elects Alan Johnstone as a new Life Trustee.
  • January 25: Three small city streetcars arrive in Anderson, South Carolina from the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in High Point, North Carolina. They are of the convertible type with windows that can be removed in the summer. (Klosky, Beth Ann, "Six Miles That Changed The Course of The South", The Electric City Centennial Committee, Electric City Printing, Anderson, South Carolina, 1995, no ISBN, page 58.)
  • February 19: In Anderson, electric streetcar service begins as the Anderson Traction Company initiates formal operations on Sunday, this date. Streetcars will operate in the city until November 4, 1935. (Source: Palmetto Traction - Electric Railways of South Carolina by Thomas Fetters, 1978, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, no ISBN, pages 71, 76. - Fetters is Class of 1961, with a BS in Chemical Engineering.)
  • February 27: Cadet J. T. Weston, from Richland, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • June 22: 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.
  • August 6: William Wright Bryan, Sr., son of Arthur Buist Bryan, is born in Clemson.
  • September 5: Cadet B. L. Allsbrook, from Horry, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • Fall: Ed Cochems takes over the head football coach job for one season.
  • October 14: In home opener on Bowman Field, Clemson ties Tennessee. 5-5, to leave series record at 2-0-2 in the Tigers' favor.
  • October 21: The Tigers shut out Georgia in Athens, 35-0, advancing the series record to 6-3 in favor of Clemson.
  • October 25: Clemson blanks Alabama, 25-0, in game played at the State Fair in Columbia. The Tigers lead the series with 'Bama, 3-0.
  • November 11: The Clemson-Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn) game, played in Alabama, is called on account of darkness with the Tigers on top, 26-0. This ties the series at 2-2.
  • November 18: In first meeting with Vanderbilt, Clemson loses on the road, 0-41.
  • November 30: Georgia Tech defeats the Tigers in Atlanta, 10-17, to leave Clemson with a 4-1-1 lead in the series. Clemson finishes the season with a 3-2-1 record.

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