August 6

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August 6 in Clemson History

Events on August 6 in Clemson's History

  • 1830: John C. Calhoun changes the name of Clergy Hall to Fort Hill, which he will come to own six years later following the death of his mother-in-law.
  • 1905: William Wright Bryan, Sr., son of Arthur Buist Bryan, is born in Clemson.
  • 1945: Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay", piloted by Col. Paul Tibbetts, releases atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, and the world is never the same.
  • 1965: President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, striking down local or state restrictions such as literacy tests or poll taxes that have prevented non-whites from registering or casting their ballots. Johnson observes that it extends the constitutional right to vote to all Americans.
  • 1980: Second summer session exams held.

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