July 16

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  • 1890: Focal point of the campus is fixed for all time when the board of trustees "resolved that the college building be located at the top of the hill near Calhoun residence as heretofore agreed upon by the executive committee." Legend has it that Mrs. Clemson had selected this site. (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 34.)
  • 1956: Another Negro student has applied for admission at Clemson, reported Registrar Kenneth N. Vickery, in a story carried July 17 in the Orangeburg, South Carolina Times and Democrat. The application of John L. Gainey of Cheraw, South Carolina, now in the Army, has been received. He wants to attend starting in February, apparently after being discharged from the military. He is now stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. President R. F. Poole of the college said that the application would as a matter of normal procedure, be referred to legal counsel. He said that the college will abide by state laws that bar mixing of the races in schools and colleges. The last application Clemson had from a negro was in 1955, but it was not pursued and that "was the last we heard from him," Vickery said.
  • 2007: The Midnight Man airs on the Sleuth cable network at 1 p.m. EDT.
  • 2008: ESPNU rebroadcasts the 2007 Chik-Fil-A Bowl between Clemson and Auburn at midnight.

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