February 18 in Clemson History
Events on February 18 in Clemson's History
- 1919: The Tiger publishes the lyrics of the newly-composed Alma Mater, by A. C. Corcoran, for the first time.
- February 17-February 18, 1961: Central Dance Association presents versatile arranger, conductor and performer Earl Bostic at Midwinters dance. The dances were rescheduled from February 10-11 after CDA found that there were no high calibre orchestras available for those dates. Friday night tickets are $4, and $4.50 for Saturday night, with a Saturday afternoon concert for $1.50, however, a block a tickets may be purchased for $8 that includes both dances and the concert. Both dances are informal. Bostic has worked with such well known jazz artists as Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Paul Whiteman, Louis Prima and Cab Calloway. For the last two years, Bostic and his band have placed second in the Playboy Poll. (The Tiger, Friday 13 January 1961, Volume LIV, Number 14, page 1.)
- 1971: The Clemson Little Theatre, the Clemson Music Club and the Clemson Players co-sponsor Guys And Dolls in Daniel Auditorium.
- February 17, 1979-February 18, 1979: A second snowstorm beginning on a Saturday night closes the university for two days the following Monday and Tuesday. Many hall keg parties are thrown. (It's not safe to go to class, but we can darn sure get to the keg store uninjured!)
- February 16-February 18, 1984: The All Western Region Band Festival is held on campus. Two bands of approximately 90 students, chosen by audition from the high schools from the counties of the western region of South Carolina, perform, culminating with a concert in Tillman Auditorium on February 18 at 8 p.m.
- 1989: Two students, playing a sort of game of "chicken" on the Seneca River trestle over Lake Hartwell, lose the game at 12:30 a.m. when northbound Southern Railway freight train No. 222 catches them too far from shore. Scott David Dean, of Alexandria, Virginia, leaps off the bridge but hits rocks under the water close to shore and dies in twenty minutes. Engineer Don Trexler is unable to avoid second man, James Frank Gilliland IV, 20, of Anderson, who is hit by the lead locomotive and killed instantly. A third student gets out of the way in time to survive. (The Tiger, Friday, February 24, 1989, Vol. 82, No. 18, page 2; interview with Trexler, 2007).
- February 17, 1995-February 19, 1995: The Union Films & Video Committee present The Silence of the Lambs in the Y Theatre, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 98 cent admission.
- February 17, 1995-February 18, 1995: Midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Y Theatre with Live Shadow Cast, admission is 98 cents.
- 1995: Horse sale held at the T. Ed Garrison Arena. Band Muldrow plays at Edgar's. Mel Torme appears at the Peace Center in Greenville. (Community Calendar, The Tiger, Friday 17 February 1995, Volume 88, Number 24, page 4B.)
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