January 4

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January 4 in Clemson History

  • 1894: "1893 STATUTES AT LARGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA No. 463:
"AN ACT to Authorize and Empower the Trustees of Clemson Agricultural College to Aid the County Commissioners of Oconee and Pickens Counties in Purchasing Ravenel's Bridge, Over Seneca River, in Oconee and Pickens Counties.
"SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of same, That the Trustees of Clemson Agricultural College be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to aid the County Commissioners of Oconee and Pickens in purchasing from the owners [of] Ravenel's Bridge, over the Seneca River, in Oconee and Pickens Counties, and pay for the same out the funds appropriated by the State to said College: Provided, That they do not pay more than fifteen hundred dollars for the same: Provided, further, That the State shall not be held liable in any manner whatever for the rebuilding or repairing said bridge.
"Approved January 4th, A.D. 1894."
  • 1904: "Smoking allowed - pipe in every mouth." (The Oconeean, Volume Two, 1904, page 77).
  • 1944: A Liberty ship, the S.S. Ben Robertson, is launched at the yards of the Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation, Savannah, Georgia, named for Clemson graduate Ben Robertson, Class of 1924, who died in a plane crash in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 22, 1943. Mrs. Julian Longley, Robertson's sister, of Dalton, Georgia, was sponsor for the new ship, part of a nationwide maritime program of naming Liberty ships for war correspondents killed in action. (The Tiger, "The Ben Robertson Is Launched at Savannah Shipyard January 7"[sic], Thursday 20 January 1944, Volume XXXIX, Number 6, page 1.)
  • 1990: The Sheep Barn is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2005: Levon Kirkland, Clemson alumnus, former Tiger football standout, and NFL player, returns to Clemson to work in the admissions office, to help recruit minority students, as well as helping those who have applied, but did not submit complete applications, and therefore have not been accepted. (The Tiger, March 11, 2005, Volume 98, Number 19, page A2).
  • 2007: Men's tennis at the Orange Beach Classic, Orange Beach, Alabama. Swimming and Diving team in the Georgia Invitational in Athens.


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