1906

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1906 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 1906:

  • Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute (now Southern Wesleyan University) is founded in Central, South Carolina.
  • June 12: "The Junior Class of Clemson Agricultural and Mechanical College requests the honour of your presence at the Annual Commencement Hop given to The Graduating Class Tuesday evening, June the twelfth, nineteen hundred and six College Gymnasium." (Text of engraved announcement included as mounted insert in The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 177.) Music by the 1st Artillery Orchestra - Charleston.
  • September 5: Brad Robinson of St. Louis University throws the first forward pass in college football history to Jack Schneider in a game played in Waukesha against Carroll College.
  • September 10: Officers return to campus.
  • September 11: Other Cadets and Rats return to campus.
  • September 12: First term begins, 8:40 a.m. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • September 12-September 17: Examinations for admission and for removal of conditions. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • September 14: Shorty Schilletter "tries new biscuit machine." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 79.)
  • September 15: "Physical examination of Rats. Epidemic of ancestors prevalent." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 79.)
  • September 22: Cadet J. E. Reaves, from Marion, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1908, dies this date. (TAPS 1908, page 55.)
  • October 1: Bob Williams takes over as head football coach. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 80.)
  • October 2: Mass meeting in chapel.
  • October 3: Varsity and Scrub football teams have first scrimmage. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 80.)
  • October 4: Entertainment in the chapel. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 80.)
  • October 5: German Club Dance held.
  • October 7: Preaching in the chapel.
  • October 8: Prof. W. S. Morrison leads chapel exercises, reads the Sunday School lesson for next Sunday. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 80.)
  • October 13: Clemson and Virginia Polytechnical Institute battle to scoreless tie on Bowman Field, putting the series record at 1-1-1.
  • October 16: A fire starts in the basement of the Oconee Inn at about midnight (into the 17th) on East Main Street in Seneca City, and the resulting two hour blaze guts the hotel, as well as the adjacent Palmetto House hotel, Mrs. Anderson's boarding house, Stribling's Drug Store, Hunt & Harper's Store, and L. A. Moore's Store. Mrs. Coleman's residence, to the east, is dynamited to make a fire break, a move that is successful in containing the blaze. (Keowee Courier, Walhalla, South Carolina, 17 October 1906.) This was the third major fire in the city's heart since it was founded.
  • October 20: The Tigers continue to dominate Georgia with a 6-0 win on Bowman Field, moving the series record to 7-3.
  • October 25: The Tigers tie N.C. State, 0-0, in a State Fair game played in Columbia. Series stands at 3-1-1 in Clemson's favor. "Great excitement prevails in barracks on account of new resolutions concerning re-exams." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • October 26: Informal dance in Agricultural Hall. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • October 27: "Show in chapel." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 2: Football team departs for Davidson College game. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 3: In second consecutive scoreless game, Clemson dukes it out at Davidson, putting series record at 3-0-1.
  • November 9: Senior Dancing Club gives dance in Agricultural Hall. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 10: Clemson beats Auburn, 6-4, on Bowman Field, with the series standing at 3-2 in Auburn's favor.
  • November 14: Snow falls on Clemson. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 19: The Tigers defeat Tennessee in Clemson, 16-0, moving series record to 4-0-1 in the home team's favor.
  • November 25: Football team takes supper in Central. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 26: Mass meeting in the chapel. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 28: Seniors and football team leave for Atlanta. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 29: Thanksgiving Day, a holiday. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.) The Clemson Tiger football teams's first forward pass takes place during the game with Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Left End, Powell Lykes, drops back to kick, but lobs a 30-yard pass to George Warren instead. Clemson defeats John Heisman-led Tech, 10-0, putting series record at 5-1-1 in the Tigers favor. Coach Williams' team has a 4-0-3 season, technically undefeated, but not a perfect outcome. The Clemson College Annual of 1907 observes: "Big day in Atlanta. Big day at Clemson. College spirits runs high." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • November 30: Team returns from Atlanta and is met by the corps. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • December 1: "Discussion of the Atlanta trip." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 81.)
  • December 3: "Seniors delighted over the fact that they will receive new lockers soon." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 4: Photographer arrives. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.) Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity founded at Cornell University.
  • December 7: Entertainment in the chapel. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 8: Bazaar in gymnasium. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 15: Seniors stand exam on Military Science. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 16: Last sermon before Christmas. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 17-December 18: Examinations held. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 20: Examinations held. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • December 21-December 22: Cadets depart for home for holidays.
  • December 23: First day of Christmas recess. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • December 30: "The State" reports that the opening of school will be postponed. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)


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