February 19

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February 19 in Clemson History

Events on February 19 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1898: "Judge Farrar, 'Jonnie Reb,' of Virginia, delivered his famous address on 'Lights and Shadows' before the corps of cadets on Feb. 19th. It was a story of life in the South during the war, and was filled with pathos, wit and humor. After the lecture proper he gave a short sketch of a Southern family during and after the war, as told by an old family slave. This sketch was interspersed with negro melodies, in which the rich baritone of Judge Farrar was assisted by our local quartette. The lecture was thoroughly enjoyed by a large and appreciative audience." (The Chronicle, March 1898, V.1, N.6, page 45).
  • 1905: In Anderson, electric streetcar service begins as the Anderson Traction Company initiates formal operations on Sunday, this date. Streetcars will operate in the city until November 4, 1935. (Source: Palmetto Traction - Electric Railways of South Carolina by Thomas Fetters, 1978, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, no ISBN, pages 71, 76. - Fetters is Class of 1961, with a BS in Chemical Engineering.)
  • 1971: The Clemson Little Theatre, the Clemson Music Club and the Clemson Players co-sponsor Guys And Dolls in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1973: Virgil Fox with Revelation Lights (a light show) performs Heavy Organ in Littlejohn Coliseum at 8 p.m., as part of the Clemson University Concert Series. He performs on a massive Rogers Touring Organ and offers selections by Johann Sebastian Bach. (The Tiger, Friday 23 February 1973, Volume LXVI, Number 20, page 1.)
  • 1975: The Tiger staff honors Nancy Jacobs Qualls with a Timex watch as she edits her 50th issue, the first editor to reach this number. Volume LXVIII, Number 20 is published on February 21.
  • 1978: Jack Webb-produced television show "Project U.F.O." debuts, featuring character Staff Sergeant Harry Fitz, played by Caskey Swaim, who hails from Six Mile, South Carolina. Show will run 26 episodes over two seasons.
  • 1979: Second snowstorm of the season closes the university on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20.
  • 1979: The Clemson Players present The Beaux' Strategem in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1980: New Orleans Philharmonic concert in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 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.
  • 1995: The Tiger holds its annual spring drop-in, room 904 of the Union, 8 p.m. No experience necessary, free pizza and drinks.


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