December 25

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December 25 in Clemson History

  • 1830: The Best Friend of Charleston, the first locomotive on the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, makes its first run.
  • 1922: William S. Morrison, first professor of history and political economy at Clemson Agricultural College, serving since July 1893, dies this date. (Commemorative marble tablet in Tillman Auditorium)
  • 1958: Announcers for the upcoming 25th annual Sugar Bowl Classic are announced - Lindsey Nelson and Red Grange will call the game between number one-ranked Louisiana State University and twelfth-ranked Clemson.
  • 2006: The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, dies of heart failure in hospital in Atlanta early Christmas morning after being admitted with a case of pneumonia. He was 73. The Mens basketball team is ranked 21st by the USA Today/CNN Coaches poll, and 25th by the Associated Press.

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