December 6

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December 6 in Clemson History

  • 1888: Representative W.C. Benet of Abbeville introduces a bill before the South Carolina Legislature to accept the Clemson bequest.(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.)
  • 1946: Services are held for Clemson's 360 war dead in the Field House at 12:15 p.m.
  • 1948: Frank Howard is named Southern Conference Coach of the Year, his first of three such crowns in his career.
  • 1975: The inaugural game by the Lady Tigers basketball team produces a 55-51 win over Davidson in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 2005: A man smelling of oil and gasoline robs the First Franklin Mortgage Company on College Avenue and brandishes a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun. Anderson County authorities believe he is connected to two other recent robberies in the area. A nineteen year old sophomore special education major is hit by a car driven by a twenty year old freshman biological sciences major while crossing Cherry Road around 6 p.m. and suffers a shattered kneecap, and broken collar bone and shoulder.
  • 2006: Deadline for ticket requests for the Clemson-Kentucky game at the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone Tires, to be played in Nashville, Tennessee on December 29 at 1 p.m. Womens basketball team plays at James Madison at 7 p.m., winning 85-72.


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