January 31

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January 31 in Clemson History

Events on January 31 in Clemson's History

  • 1893: Dr. Henry Aubrey Strode resigns as Clemson president, citing health concerns.
  • January 31-February 5, 1962: Second-ever formal rush week held on campus under the direction of the Inter-Fraternity Council. (TAPS 1962, page 63.)
  • 1939: The newly constructed Oconee County Hospital in Seneca admits its first patient. ("The Heritage of Oconee County, Vol. 1, 1868-1995, The Blue Ridge Arts Council, Seneca, South Carolina, 1995, Library of Congress card number 95-61417, page 23.)
  • 1955: Coeducation begins at Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina.
  • 1969: Coach Frank Howard is elected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. (Bourret, Tim, "Clemson University Football Vault", Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008, ISBN 0794824307, page 65.)
  • 1975: The Student Union presents Hydra in concert in Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m. - tickets are $2 for students, $3 for the general public. Rock Mountain is opening act.
  • 1978: The Clemson Concert Series presents "An Evening With Sigmund Romberg" in Daniel Auditorium at 8 p.m. Free admission.
  • 1979: Last run of the Southern Railway-operated "Southern Crescent" passenger train through Clemson, one of two privately-operated trains in the United States. The other, the Denver & Rio Grande Western's "Rio Grande Zephyr", will operate until 1983, at which time the route will also be turned over to Amtrak.
  • January 30, 1987-January 31, 1987: CDCC presents the band Popular Mechanics in Edgar's, 9 p.m. - two dollar cover. (CUU Entertainment Spotlight, The Tiger, Friday 30 January 1987, Volume 80, Number 16, page 14.)
  • 2007: A multi-talented group of British and American performers, the Aquila Theatre Company, present THE great love story, Romeo and Juliet, in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for students, with general seating. Panel discussion with professors Friedman and O'Dair and tourism expert Michelle McCollum. Moderated by Dr. Ford. In the Brooks Center, Room 117, 4-5 p.m.

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