April 14

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  • 1899: Randolph T. V. Bowman dies this date. He was one of Clemson's first assistant football coaches and the very first baseball coach. He was also an instructor in forge and foundry from February 1895 to April 1899. Bowman holds the Clemson distinction of having coached the very first intercollegiate match played at Clemson, a baseball game with Furman on April 24, 1896, which, unfortunately, the Tigers lost, 13-20. Bowman Field is named in his honor.
  • 1912: Shortly before midnight, this date, the White Star liner RMS Titanic, four days into her maiden voyage, strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic, sinks 2 hours, 40 minutes later. Of the 2,223 aboard, 1,517 die, making this the worst peacetime maritime disaster ever.
  • 2007: Some 350 gather at the Strom Thurmond Institute between 1 and 2 p.m. for the Step It Up environmental rally to draw attention to the threat of global warming, and calling on the Congress to cut carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2050.
  • April 14-April 18, 2008: la cotidiana, Nancy Rogers Ehlers' MFA Thesis Exhibition, at the Lee Gallery, Department of Art, G-50 Lee Hall. Lunch and Learn on April 16, 1-2 p.m., Artist Reception, April 18, 7-9 p.m. Gallery open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., phone 864-656-0509 for questions, or on the web at www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.
  • 2010: Local band Picture Me Free, expected to be on the edge of breaking out, instead breaks up when internal friction leads the bassist and drummer to split the group.
  • 2012: The annual Spring Football Game will be played in Memorial Stadium at 4 p.m.

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