October 24

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October 24 in Clemson History

  • 1902: In second meeting with the school, Clemson blanks Furman, 28-0, in Greenville, leading series, 2-0.
  • October 19, 1922-October 25, 1922: The 5th Southern Textile Exposition is held at Textile Hall in Greenville, South Carolina. A document from this event is preserved in the scrapbook of Cadet John Murphy Cook of Fort Mill, South Carolina, class of 1924, in the Special Collections at the Strom Thurmond Institute.
  • 1929: Clemson defeats South Carolina, 21-14, during "Big Thursday" game in Columbia. On Wall Street, this is known as "Black Thursday".
  • 1935: Clemson shuts out the University of South Carolina, 44-0, in Columbia.
  • 1942: P. M. Gray, former instructor at the College of the City of New York, and at Vanderbilt University, fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Professor E. F. Vandiver on this date. Professor Gray received his master's degree at the University of North Carolina, and is a resident of that state. [[Berry Floyd], Jr.], instructor at Rayburn Gap Nacoochee Junior College of Georgia was unable to effect a satisfactory release from his institution, and therefore was unable to accept the position offered to him as stated in last week's issue of The Tiger. Mr. Vandiver has accepted a position with the engineer's department of the Federal Communications Commission in Baltimore. (The Tiger, "Physics Vacancy Filled By Gray", Thursday 15 October 1942, page 1.)
  • 1946: The Tigers lose to the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, 14-26. Counterfeit tickets had been printed and 10,000 more fans show up than capacity. They storm the gates and stand on the sidelines and in the end zones. Coach Frank Howard recalled fans standing next to him telling him what plays to run.
  • 1974: Entertainer and author Orsen Bean speaks in Tillman Auditorium. The Chamber Music Series sponsors a performance by the Anderson String Quartet in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1979: Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz speaks in Tillman Hall auditorium. Jazz legend and Cheraw, South Carolina native John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie performs in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 2006: The Anderson Sunshine House Help the Homeless Drive is held - collection locations at the Library Bridge, Hendrix Center, the Union, Tillman Place Apartments, and selected local stores. Hosted by Dr. Vander Mey's Sociology 311 Class, Department of Sociology, with Tigers Who Care, Gamma Phi Beta, and Bethel United Methodist Church (Pendleton). For information, contact Katie Reid (kreid@clemson.edu) or Katy Zeanah (kzeanah@clemson.edu). Another in the Boni Belle Brooks Series, The Parsons Dance Company plays the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Founded in 1987 by choreographer David Parsons, the troupe consists of ten full-time dancers noted for sexy, athletic and exhuberant movement. Admission is $22 for adults and $17 for students.


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