August 8

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August 8 in Clemson History

  • 1946: President Robert Franklin Poole announces receipt by the college of a $30,000 grant from the General Education Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, to be dispensed over a three-year period.
  • 2000: The Confederate submersible H.L. Hunley is raised from the bottom of Charleston harbor where it was lost on February 16, 1864 after a successful attack on the U.S.S. Housatonic. Clemson College industrial education students fabricated a replica of the Hunley in 1961 which is now on display in the State Museum in Columbia.
  • 2007: Exams held for the second summer session. Clemson held its first football practice in full pads in near 100 degree heat on Wednesday afternoon. The practice was just two hours, the shortest of the preseason, due to exams that closed the second session of summer school at Clemson. "We were a bit discombobulated because we had a lot of players either late or not here due to exams," said Head Coach Tommy Bowden. "We stressed tempo throughout and got some things done. It was the fifth straight day of practice in 90 degree heat. When you go to a full pads practice leaders come forward because it is tough. We couldn't simulate this heat in the spring. But, I was satisfied with what we got accomplished. We worked some inside drill and that gave us some full speed looks. We didn't tackle to the ground except on a few drills. We will see more of that on Saturday." The Tigers will have their first day of two-a-day practices on Thursday, working in the morning and the evening. The team will practice once on Friday, then have a stadium scrimmage Saturday morning. The scrimmage will be closed to the public.

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