January 27

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January 27 in Clemson History

Events on January 27 in Clemson's History

  • 1911: Junior Hop given by the Junior Dancing Club. (The Tiger, February 8, 1911, Volume VI, No. 15, page 1.)
  • 1952: Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina awards its 10,000th degree.
  • 1975: The National Players present free performances of Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" in Tillman Auditorium at 3:30 and 8 p.m. Local Pepsi-Cola distributor, the Terry Bottling Company of Anderson, begins offering limited edition Pepsi bottles inscribed with Undefeated 1974 Home Football Season record. Sold only in Anderson, Pickens and Oconee Counties.
  • January 27, 1975-January 29, 1975: The U.S. Navy recruiting office from Columbia, South Carolina flies into the Oconee-Clemson Airport with their Beech T-34B Mentor trainer, BuNo 143996, side number 016, to give demonstration rides to potential Navy cadets. The set up a booth in the Loggia.
  • January 26-January 27, 1978: Singer-songwriter Judith Lander brings her dance company to Clemson for performances in Edgar's on the 26th and 27th and dance classes in Fike Recreation Center on the 27th.
  • January 27, 1982-January 28, 1982: A blast of Arctic weather covers the southeast and Atlantic seaboard. Heavy snow falls in the Carolinas and Georgia and Alabama and stays on the ground for several days. Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. during this storm.
  • 1987: "Terrorism and sabotage provide serious threats to energy structures throughout the United States," said Ed Bartilado of the U.S. Department of Energy, in a speech given in Strode Tower, sponsored by the Strom Thurmond Institute. The lecture, on emergency energy planning, covered such issues as world energy markers, and listed several wars and embargoes over the past ten years that affected the U.S.' supply of oil. Bartilado, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Emergencies, Office of International Affairs and Energy Emergencies of the DOE, said his primary argument centers around the fact that government regulation of the oil industry during these times is inadequate, and that the industry could more aptly distribute oil supplies in times of emergency. "We use more energy than anyone else in the world," said Bartilado. "Just in the area of electricity alone, the United States generates and uses more electricity than Russia, Japan, West Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom combined daily. It's so important that we must continue to think in terms of the danger or the threat of terrorism and sabotage ot [sic] our power systems." He emphasized the need for various government agencies to communicate with one another, and the public, about the problems that could possibly occur. (Benton, Benny, staff writer, "Energy speech given", The Tiger, Friday 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 16, page 1.)
  • 2007: The swim and dive team hosts North Carolina State at 11 a.m. Women's tennis hosts College of Charleston at 11 a.m. Men's track in the Clemson University Heptathlon at 11 a.m. Women's track in the Clemson University Pentathlon and at the Niswonger Invitational, Johnson City, Tennessee. Men's tennis at Southern Methodist University.
  • 2008: Students at the University of Kansas launch the WiKUpedia (http://www.kupedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page), with editorial assistance of the Clemson Wiki project.
  • 2009: Clemson Wiki administrator C. Mark Sublette's mother, Julia Wright Sublette, passes away at home in Shalimar, Florida after a fight with stomach cancer. Dr. Sublette wrote her doctoral dissertation on the personal letters of Anna Calhoun Clemson. She was 79.

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