February 28

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February 28 in Clemson History

Events on February 28 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1898: "Bessie Reece, a chambermaid at the hotel, was brought before Judge Hook to answer a charge of attempting to burn down that building. On Monday morning, February 28th, the girl was sent into one of the upper rooms on some domestic errand. Half an hour later fire was discovered in this room. It was extinguished, but not before it had damaged the furniture and the bedding. The next day she was sent into the parlor to build a fire. It was also not long before fire was discovered in this room also. From the appearance of the charred place on the wall and floor under one of the windows, one would judge that the curtains had been pulled down and set on fire. Mr. Jaynes, of Walhalla, made an eloquent defence for the '[negro]', * and inasmuch as there were no witnesses for the prosecution, and the evidence was purely circumstantial, the prisoner was discharged. No motive can be assigned for the girl's action. The damage amounted to fifteen or twenty dollars." (The Chronicle, March 1898, V.1, N.6, pages 44-45). *politically incorrect word substitution.
  • 1979: Alan Funt of Candid Camera fame speaks in Tillman Auditorium and presents filmclips from the show. A reception is held afterwards in the Palmetto Ballroom. Organizers agree that Funt is one of the friendliest and most-approachable of all the guests to speak on campus in many years. A man with a common touch.
  • 1983: "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen", the two and a half hour finale of M*A*S*H's 251-episode, eleven-year run on CBS, pulls down a 60.3 rating and a 77 share - 77 percent of everyone tuned into t.v. was watching it. Oddly, being a major setpiece that does not fit syndication requirements, it is now rarely seen. As of 2009, this still holds the record as the most-watched American telecast.
  • 1995: Five-Eight plays at the Hi-Hat in Athens
  • 2005 - The Almond releases its first online issue.
  • February 26, 2009-March 1, 2009: Clemson University's performing arts department and the Clemson Players will put a different twist on William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” when they present the comedy of mistaken identity at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Center. The award-winning musical is comprised of songs written by “Hair’s” John Guare and Galt MacDermont. For details, contact Glenn Hare (656-1478).
  • 2009: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 70,000.



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