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January 25 in Clemson History
Events on January 25 in Clemson's History
- 1905: Three small city streetcars arrive in Anderson, South Carolina from the Perley A. Thomas Car Works in High Point, North Carolina. They are of the convertible type with windows that can be removed in the summer. (Klosky, Beth Ann, "Six Miles That Changed The Course of The South", The Electric City Centennial Committee, Electric City Printing, Anderson, South Carolina, 1995, no ISBN, page 58.)
- 1913: The Clemson College Rifle Club has a meet with Dartmouth.
- 1929: The U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker C-2A transport, 28-120, "Question Mark", which established an endurance record in California of over a hundred non-stop hours airborne, passes over the Clemson campus at ~2:30 p.m., headed east.
- 1987: Four people are arrested early Sunday morning by the University Police Department for breaking into and vandalising vehicles in resident parking lots in conjunction with a series of thefts in the West Campus parking areas. According to police reports, the suspects were first spotted running across shotgun alley between lots A-2 and A-3 around 1:15 a.m. They were then pursued and apprehended by Officer Greg Newton. Records show that a total of eight vehicles were broken into and several vandalised. Among items stolen were radios, speakers, hubcaps, and wire rims. "All stolen merchandise was recovered, either found on the suspects or in the woods surrounding Memorial Cemetery," said The Tiger. Named in the warrants were Lewis Wayne McMahan and Scott Wayne Orr, both of West Oak, South Carolina; and Larry Dwayne Grant and Jeffery David Williams, both of Walhalla, South Carolina. None of the four are Clemson University students. "We have two officers who are assigned solely to patrolling the parking areas," said Officer Ron Howell of the CUPD. "The other officers also patrol these areas as time permits, as well as student police that patrol on foot when weather permits." (Benton, Benny, staff writer, "Vandalism reported during weekend", The Tiger, Friday 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 16, page 3.)
- 2007: Womens basketball hosts Maryland in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7 p.m., but fall, 62-76. The Men's basketball team plays at Duke at 7 p.m., televised on ESPN, but loses a heartbreaker, 66-68, when the Blue Devils sink a lay-up as the buzzer sounds. Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, one of the premiere mariachi ensembles in the world, in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students.
- 2009: Number 10-ranked Clemson defeats Georgia Tech, 73-59. Terrence Oglesby hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points, Trevor Booker had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Clemson broke a two-game losing streak with a 73-59 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday night.
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