February 3

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February 3 in Clemson History

Events on February 3 in Clemson's History

  • 1943: Bessie Brandon Craig Brackett passes away at 5 a.m., this date. (Fort Hill Presbyterian Church bulletin, February 7, 1943, page 3.) She was survived by her daughter, Mrs. F.T. Waddill, of Cheraw, South Carolina, and by one son, Newton C. Brackett, M. D. of Pickens, South Carolina; also by one sister, Mrs. Maud Craig Mathews, of Atlanta; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs Newton Craig, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Albert Fitzgerald, of Baltimore. (Obituary, Christian Observer, undated.)
  • 1959: A small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, kills three popular rock and roll musicians - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Jiles Perry Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. The day is later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean in his song, "American Pie".
  • 1972: The recruiting arm of the U.S. Marine Corps hosts a table on the Loggia.
  • 1987: Last day to withdraw from a class or the university without record. Union-sponsored short courses begin: Introductory Self-Defense - Hapkido ($40 fee), and First Aid ($21.50). (CUU Entertainment Spotlight, The Tiger, Friday 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 64, page 14.) The Department of Music presents a duet recital featuring Scott McCoy, tenor, and Marcia Roberts, mezzo soprano in Daniel Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m., free admission. (The Tiger, "Regional notes", Friday 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 16, page 13.)
  • 2006: The Clemson University Choral Ensembles hold their annual "Pops" concert at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Program is presented by the Clemson University Singers, Men's Glee, Women's Glee, Impulse, Southern Accent, TakeNote, and Tigeroar. General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.
  • 2007: Men's tennis hosts the Citadel at 9 a.m. Men's track at the Carolina Invitational. The swim and dive team hosts Duke at 1 p.m. The Men's basketball team plays at Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. Men's tennis hosts Charleston Southern at 3 p.m. Women's tennis at the ITA Champs meet at Madison, Wisconsin.
  • 2008: The Clemson Wiki main page tallies hit number 40,000.
  • 2009: A fire breaks out in a sixth floor dorm room in Byrnes Hall at 4:17 a.m., forcing evacuation of the ten-story residence hall by nearly 400 residents. The fire started in a fabric wall decoration and spread to a bed but was suppressed within fifteen minutes by the sprinkler system, a fire extinguisher, and the university fire department. Clemson University Police Chief Johnson Link said on February 4 that "We have ruled out any accidental cause," but couldn't say whether the motive was malicious or not. "It could be a bad prank that went terribly wrong, but we don't know what the motive was at this point. We are continuing to investigate, and we hope someone may have information for us to help identify the individual that's responsible." No injuries were reported, and the fire was contained in the one room, said Capt. Bill Shiver of the Clemson University Fire Department. Anyone with information can call the campus police at 864-656-2222.

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