January 5

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January 5 in Clemson History

Events on January 5 in Clemson's History

  • 1875: Asbury Francis Lever, future U.S. Senator and Life Trustee of Clemson Agricultural College, is born near Springhill, Lexington County, South Carolina.
  • 1929: President of the Board of Trustees Alan Johnstone dies. The Board of Trustees and President Enoch Walter Sikes serve as his honorary pallbearers. On this occasion, his widow noted to President Sikes, "He went to heaven but he went by Clemson College on his way."
  • 1941: Seneca High School on North Fairplay Street (built 1940-1941), the second one constructed, opens to students.
  • 1990: The N.C.A.A. outlines rules violations made by the Clemson Football program. The N.C.A.A. said a Clemson coach gave a player up to $150 on two occasions and told him to distribute the money to selected players. Six coaches were also accused of recruiting violations. Clemson officials have refused to say how many coaches named in the 15-page N.C.A.A. report were still employed. Rumours of Danny Ford's resignation begin to circulate. (Associated Press, "Clemson Drops Ford With $1 Million Deal", New York Times, January 19, 1990.)
  • 2003: Littlejohn Coliseum reopens after its remodelling and expansion when the Tigers host Duke.
  • 2006 - The Tigers are ranked twenty-first in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches final season rankings following bowl win over the Colorado Buffaloes on December 27.
  • 2007: Men's tennis at the Orange Beach Classic, Orange Beach, Alabama. Womens basketball team plays at Wake Forest at 7 p.m., winning 73-57, their first ACC conference win of the season. The National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for northwest South Carolina as a line of thunderstorms sweeps through the area. High winds pile up vehicles in Liberty, South Carolina, injuring four who are hospitalized in Easley and Greenville. The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies its 21,000th visit.
  • 2009: Dr. Henry Ira Register, (1929-2007), originally of Darlington, South Carolina, Clemson Class of 1952, is honored for his fifty years of research and service at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, when Building 22, in which he served for 37 years, is named the Register Physical Sciences Center. Register, known at the base in Northwest Florida as "Doc", was one of the pioneers of laser-guided smart bombs, and contributed substantially to the creation of the GBU-43 MOAB, known as the "Mother of All Bombs." "He certainly was a technical expert in magnetics and infrared physics," said Steven Butler, executive director of Air Force Material Command. Register also saw the need for the University of Florida Graduate Engineering Research and Education Center and guided the program's academic agenda. (Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Volume 62, Number 342, pages B1-B2.)(Moore, Mona, "Dr. Register honored: Building 22 renamed to honor one of the pioneers of laser-guided smart weapons", "The Eglin Dispatch", Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Friday 9 January 2009, Volume 3, Number 2, page 8.)

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