December 14

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December 14 in Clemson History

  • 1888: In a key vote, the South Carolina House defeats, 67-48, the motion made by opponents of the Thomas Green Clemson bequest to strike enacting words from the resolution. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R. L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 27.)
  • 1917: A passenger train derails near Clemson, with at least three cars leaving the rails and one overturning down an embankment. Three people are killed. A steam crane is required to clear up the wreckage.


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