August 26

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August 26 in Clemson History

Events on August 26 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1869: Mark Bernard Hardin, Clemson's first professor of chemistry, marries Miss Mary M. Payne, of Warrenton, Va.
  • 1873: The last spike of the Air Line Railroad is driven at the Seneca River by railway President Buford this date, and a train passes over the new road on the 27th. (Keowee Courier, Walhalla, South Carolina, 5 September 1873)
  • 1971: The Ku Klux Klan holds a rally at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway on highway 123, The Tiger reports on August 27.
  • 1978: Member of the Clemson women's basketball team is struck by a car in the crosswalk across the Old Greenville Highway in front of Sikes Hall between 12:30 and 1 a.m. and is severely injured. The accident spurs a year-long campus controversy about making the crosswalks safer.
  • 2006: Spittoono XXVI music festival scheduled for the National Guard Armory ballfield.
  • 2007: The ClemsonWiki main page tallies its 31,000th hit.
  • 2008: ESPNU reruns the 2007 Clemson-FSU game. Clemson STILL wins, 24-18. Tornado(s) touch down in the City of Clemson and Clemson University, downing trees and damaging structures.


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