February 2

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February 2 in Clemson History

Events on February 2 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1944: Lt. Col. Jimmie Dyess, Class of 1931, is killed in action in the Pacific. He is the only winner of both the Carnegie Medal for Heroism, and the Congressional Medal of Honor, the latter awarded posthumously.
  • February 1-February 2, 1972: Early morning raids on addresses in Clemson and Seneca as the University and SLED crackdown on drugs following a six-week investigation when three agents posing as students circulated in town. Fifteen are arrested, most of them students. Charges include marijuana, amphetimines and barbituates sold to the narcs, but two non-students are charged for selling morphine. The Tiger reports on February 4, 1972 (page 3), that up to thirty warrants may be issued. All but one person are held in the Pickens County Jail until bonds between $2,000 and $8,000 are posted.
  • 1972: The recruiting arm of the U.S. Marine Corps hosts a table in the Loggia.
  • 1979: Clemson fencing team, coached by Charlie Poteat, wins ACC regular season championship at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • 1994: Suffering from clinical depression, former Coach Charlie Pell makes an attempt on his life, but circumstances prevail to save him.
  • 2007: The Clemson Players stage Henry V in Edgar's in the student union at 8 p.m. Women's tennis at the ITA Champs meet in Madison, Wisconsin.


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