1933

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1933 in Clemson History

The Class of 1933[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]


Events in 1933[edit]

  • Company K-7 of Scabbard and Blade is founded at Clemson.
  • New red brick depot is erected in Seneca by the Southern Railway.
  • May 20: WFBC-AM radio begins broadcasting at 1200 Kilocycles from a transmitter located on E. Faris Road in Greenville, the first station to broadcast from the city. The original antenna is a copper wire strung between two creosoted poles. Signal strength is 250 Watts daytime. (Ellison, Vernon, News Staff Writer, "Old Landmark On Outskirts Of Greenville Disappearing", The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, Sunday, 23 October 1966, Volume 92, Number 296, Section 2, Page 14.)
  • June: U.S. Highway 29, the "Main Street of the South", is completed between Washington and New Orleans, and passes through Anderson.
  • August 23: Clemson Assistant Coach Frank Howard marries Annie Tribble, formerly of Anderson, South Carolina.
  • September 23: Tigers open home season with 6-6 tie with Davidson.
  • September 30: Clemson travels to Georgia Tech, loses, 2-39.
  • October 7: The Tigers defeat N.C. State, 9-0, on Riggs Field.
  • October 13: Clemson plays its first night game, against the George Washington University in the Nation's Capital, the first time the squads meet. The Tigers battle the Colonials to a scoreless tie.
  • October 19: Clemson loses at South Carolina, 0-7.
  • October 28: Clemson is defeated by Mississippi, 0-13, in a game played in Meridian, Mississippi.
  • November 4: The Tigers defeat Wake Forest, 13-0, in a match played in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • November 11: Clemson loses squeaker at Wofford, 13-14.
  • November 18: Tigers are shut out by Mercer, 0-13, in a game played in Savannah, Georgia.
  • November 25: Clemson hosts The Citadel, wins, 7-0.
  • November 30: The Tigers travel to Greenville to conclude 3-6-2 season with loss to Furman, 0-6.
  • December 5: Prohibition in the United States is repealed as Congress adopts the 21st Amendment following ratification. Subsequently, the future Esso Club, a 1920s grocery with gas pumps on the Greenville Highway, receives its first beer license.



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