December 5

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December 5 in Clemson History

  • 1902: James Strom Thurmond is born in Edgefield, South Carolina, the son of John William Thurmond (May 1, 1862 - June 17, 1934) and Eleanor Gertrude Strom (July 18, 1870 - January 10, 1958). He will attend Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, where he will be a member of ???, graduating in 1923 with a degree in horticulture.
  • 1915: "The Clemson College Prohibition Society was organized last Sunday night just after supper in the Y. M. C. A. Hall. The object of this society is to encourage the carrying out of the prohibition laws in South Carolina. At the time of organization only about thirty members were present, but it is hoped that many others will ally themselves with this society in the near future. The membership dues are very light. Classes in the study of the liquor problem will probably be organized soon after the Christmas holidays. The officers elected for the coming year were:
President - P. L. McCall
Vice-President - A. B. Carwile
Treasurer - D. R. Wallace
Secretary - S. C. Stribling
Those desiring to join this society are requested to give their names to the secretary." (The Tiger, "Prohibition Society Organized", Wednesday 8 December 1915, Volume XI, Number 12, page 4.)
  • 1933: Prohibition in the United States is repealed as Congress adopts the 21st Amendment following ratification. Subsequently, the future Esso Club, a 1920s grocery with gas pumps on the Greenville Highway, receives its first beer license.
  • 1972: Football Coach Hootie Ingram tenders his resignation after a 4-7 season, ending his three year stint as the Tigers' eighteenth head coach.
  • 1974: The Clemson University Chorus, directed by Dr. John H. Butler, presents its Christmas concert in Tillman Auditorium.
  • 1978: Assistant Coach Danny Ford is named as new head coach, becoming the youngest Division I head coach in the nation at age 30.
  • 2006: City of Clemson Christmas parade, downtown on College Avenue at 6 p.m. Clemson Men's Basketball team hosts Wofford in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7:30 p.m., winning 90-66.
  • 2007: The 2nd annual Clemson Rave is performed on the Cooper Library Bridge.
  • December 1, 2008-December 5, 2008: Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition - Mother Load, sculpture by Jeanine Garrett, and Mouthful Idol, prints by Claudia Dishon, Lee Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunchtime gallery talk, Wednesday, December 3, 12:15 p.m., with Closing artist reception on Friday, December 5, 6-8 p.m. Call 864-656-3883 or check www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery for more information.


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