February 22

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February 22 in Clemson History

Events on February 22 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1919: "One of the most delightful attractions ever given at Clemson was that rendered by the Hawaiian Singers on last Saturday evening. For more than two hours the large audience was held in charm by the wonderful music of the Hawaiian violin, guitar, and ukulele. Of the separate numbers, some of the most enjoyable were the guitar and ukulele duets, the "steel" guitar, and the ukulele solos. Probably the best part of the program was rendered last, for the entertainment closed with a native Hawaiian dance. Clemson is fortunate in that she is always able to secure the best attractions and of these the Hawaiian Singers are among the most appreciated." (The Tiger, "Hawaiian Singers Entertain", Tuesday, February 25, 1919, Volume XIV, Number 17, page 3.)
  • 1943: Clemson alumnus and international journalist Ben Robertson is killed while en route to his new job, chief of the New York Herald-Tribune's London bureau. His aircraft, a Boeing 314, Pan American "Yankee Clipper", NC18603, crashes into the Tagus River near Lisbon, while on approach to Portugal by way of the Azores. Caught in a storm, the flying boat crashed while attempting an emergency landing. The Clipper hooked a wingtip on the river on approach.
  • 1948: The State newspaper in Columbia publishes article about a Confederate flag flap that occurred at Clemson on March 12, 1904, including interviews with alumni who were present, on the occasion of their reunion. (Unpublished files, J.C. Littlejohn papers, Folder 62, Special Collections, Strom Thurmond Institute.)
  • February 22, 1973-February 24, 1973: The Clemson Players present See How They Run in the Daniel Hall theatre at 8 p.m., directed by Corinne Sawyer. (Qualls, Nancy, Players present farce, The Tiger, Friday 16 February 1973, Volume LXVI, Number 19, page 6.)
  • 1979: The Union presents the Tell-Tale Poe in Tillman Auditorium. The Clemson Players present The Beaux' Strategem in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 2007 The Men's basketball team hosts Duke in Littlejohn Coliseum at 9 p.m., televised on ESPN. This game is sold out.
  • February 22, 2007-February 25, 2007: The Clemson Players present the funny and irreverent musical Urinetown in the Brooks Theatre, directed by Mark Charney. Performances at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, with general seating.
  • 2009: The Food Lion supermarket on Canoy Lane, just off Old Greenville Highway, will close its doors February 28, 2009, if not before, according to store officials.


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