December 18

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December 18 in Clemson History

  • 1888: The South Carolina Senate bill to accept the Thomas Green Clemson bequest, introduced by B.W. Edwards, of Darlington, and sent to the floor by the Committee on Education without recommendation, passes on a second reading, 17-15. Edwards later will become a Clemson trustee. (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: Prohibition in the United States becomes law with Congress passing the 18th Amendment, forbidding manufacture and sale of alcohol.
  • 1930: Senior Dance is held.
  • 1980: Mid-year graduation held.
  • 2006: Music City Bowl tickets distributed by UPS two-day air. The Mens basketball team, with a 10-0 record, rises to 22nd in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll. The team receives votes placing it 28th in the Associated Press poll.


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