December 15

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December 15 in Clemson History

  • 1888: The South Carolina House passes the bill accepting the Thomas Green Clemson bequest and sends it to the Senate. (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.)
  • 1926: The Tiger reports this date that "[t]he section of the Seneca road which was being hard surfaced by the Simers and Moran Construction Company of Charleston has been completed and will opened to traffic within the next week. The contract to build the two and a half miles of the same road leading through the campus has also been let to the same company. Paving will probably begin at an early date. Plans are being considered to replace the old Seneca River bridge with a modern concrete structure, but these plans are only tentative. (The Tiger, 15 December 1926, Volume XXII, Number 14, page 2.)
  • 1939: Banks McFadden named first team All-American by Associated Press and third team selection by United Press. He is the first Clemson player honored by the AP. He also repeats his 1938 basketball All-American status.
  • 1953: Former Clemson President Henry Simms Hartzog dies in St. Louis, Missouri. (Kohl, Michael F., "A Youthful Administrator: Henry Simms Hartzog, 1893-1897", "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", McKale, Donald M., editor, Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 67.)
  • 2000: The former Harper's Five and Dime Store on Ram Cat Alley reopens, remodelled into The Spot on the Alley sports bar and restaurant.

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