January 20

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January 20 in Clemson History

Events on January 20 in Clemson's History[edit]

  • 1890: The trustees meet at Wright's Hotel, Columbia, (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 31) and form an executive committee that begins advertising for bids, receives architectural proposals, selects building sites, and arranges for timber cutting.
  • 1972: The University Concert Series presents Roger Wagner and the Westminster Choir in Littlejohn Coliseum. Admission is $10 and $5 for season tickets, $3 and $1 for individuals, students free.
  • 1975: Need for a new distribution policy is made obvious by a near riot that occurs in the Loggia during handing out of tickets for the upcoming Maryland basketball game to be played on January 22. Glass windows at the ticket window are pushed in by the surging crowd but fortunately no injuries are recorded. Classic TAPS annual photo of the crowd shooting the bird at the photographer during this jovial-if-jammed ticket distribution can be found on page 620 in the Epilogue section of the 1975 edition of TAPS, Volume 65.
  • 1979: Guitar band Boston performs in Littlejohn Coliseum. Opening act is Sammy Hagar.
  • 2007: Men's basketball team hosts Boston College in Littlejohn Coliseum at noon, televised on Raycom/Lincoln Financial network. The Tigers beat the Eagles, 74-54.


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