1907

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1907 in Clemson History

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Events that occurred in 1907:

  • January 1: Cadets receive orders to return to campus on January 9. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 3: As originally scheduled, beginning of second term, 8:40 a.m. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • January 15: Photographer arrives to re-take photos. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 16: Practice for class football begins. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 17: First issue of "The Tiger" arrives. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 18: Street is improved from the Textile building to store. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 19: Robert E. Lee's birthday; annual public exercises of the Columbian Literary Society in the evening. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.) Daughters of the Confederacy deliver crosses to Veterans. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 21: The Tiger is founded. Front page headline of Volume 1, Number 1 describes "The [Georgia] Tech - Clemson Game" played on Thanksgiving, with the Tigers winning, 10-6. The Tiger publishes its Centennial edition on January 9, 2007. "The discipline committee meets. Unusual results." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 82.)
  • January 25: "Big rain. Seniors fear that the big dinner will be missed." (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 83.)
  • January 26: The General Assembly visits Clemson. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 83.)
  • January 28: Wrestling match at hotel; Prof. Hunter throws Prof. Henry three straights. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 83.)
  • February 1: Annual goes to press. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 83.)
  • Martin's Drug Store opens in Clemson on the Six Mile Highway and will stay in business until 1975.
  • March 18: Beginning of the third term, 8:40 a.m. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • April 1: In an April Fools Day prank, the first Pendleton Guards constitutes itself in front of the Main Building and plays hooky from classes, marching off to Pendleton where they loll around the square. The administration is not amused and warns the cadets never again to engage in mass cutting of classes. Being students, they will of course, repeat the march the following year, with much more severe repercussions!
  • May 1: A holiday. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • June 9: Beginning of commencement exercises; baccalaureate sermon. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • June 10: Address of alumni orator. Contest of literary society representatives. Military exercises and graduation parade. Stated meeting of the Board of Trustees. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • June 11: Commencement day, address to the graduating class. Graduating exercises; delivery of diplomas. (The Clemson College Annual of 1907, page 15.)
  • Fall: Frank Shaughnessy takes over as head football coach.
  • September 28: The Tigers defeat Gordon Institute, from Barnesville, Georgia, 5-0, on Bowman Field, the first-ever meeting with this opponent. This is also the Tiger's first football game ever played in September.
  • October 9: Clemson blanks first-time opponent Maryville, 35-0, in game played in Clemson.
  • October 21: Tennessee defeats the Tigers, 0-4, in Clemson, the first loss to that squad, putting overall series record at 3-1-2.
  • October 31: In a match played at the State Fair in Columbia, Clemson defeats North Carolina, 15-6, evening the series record at 2-2.
  • November 3: Paul Thomas Brodie (January 11, 1866-November 3, 1907), Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering at Clemson Agricultural College, December 1895 to November 1907, dies this date. He held B. S. and A. B. degrees from Furman University. Page 97 of the 1908 TAPS, Volume Number One, is dedicated to the late Professor Brodie, and features a formal portrait of the spectacle-wearing gentleman with a full beard and moustache.
  • November 4: Clemson is shut-out by Alabama Polytechnic Institute (renamed Auburn in 1960), 0-12, in a game played in Auburn, Alabama, leaving the series tied at 3-3.
  • November 7: In a game played at Augusta, Georgia defeats Clemson, 0-8, placing the series record at 7-4 and snapping a Tiger seven-game winning streak.
  • November 9: In third game in six days, Clemson loses at home to Davidson, 6-10, putting series record at 3-1-1, Davidson's first victory over the Tigers.
  • November 28: Clemson defeats Georgia Tech in Atlanta, 6-5, to conclude 4-4 season. The Tigers lead the series, 6-1-1.
  • December 30: Frank Scott Shiver (March 28, 1871-December 30, 1907), Assistant Professor of Agricultural Analyses at Clemson Agricultural College, and Chemist with the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, dies this date.



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