- 1874: Alonzo Sheck Shealy born at Etheridge, South Carolina, in what is now known as Saluda County. Attended public schools of this County until February, 1894, when he entered Clemson; graduated 1899- B.S.; entered Iowa State College at Amer, March 1900- taking degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, June 1903; at Clemson as Assistant Veterinarian in 1904 - ("The Oconeean", Volume Two, 1904, page 19). Played four years as a Tiger, and two more years for Iowa State. He was hired in the fall of 1904 to replace Coach John Heisman who had accepted Georgia Tech's offer to become head of athletics at the institute in November 1903. He holds the distinction of being the only Clemson player to have been head coach at his alma mater. Shealy coached Clemson one year and guided the Tigers to a 3-3-1 record overall, which included wins over Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, giving him a .500 winning percentage.
- May 29, 1931-June 1, 1931: Finals Dance.
- 1940: The Amphitheater is officially presented to the college by the Class of 1915.
- 1979: A chemical research project catches fire and explodes in a Brackett Hall laboratory at 5 p.m. causing $20,000 in damage and slightly injuring the student researcher with flying glass.
- 1982: The Norfolk Southern Company is created by the merger of the Southern Railway and the Norfolk & Western Railway.
- 2006: A debriefing/grief counseling session is held at The Reserve clubhouse Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m., dealing with the murder of Civil Engineering student Tiffany Marie Souers.
- 2007: 9 a.m. - deadline to submit all grades for Maymester 2007. Clemson defeats St. John's, 3-2, in the Myrtle Beach Regional. Clemson head coach Jack Leggett wins his fiftieth NCAA Tournament game with the walk-off hit by Brad Chalk in the bottom of the ninth. He already had the Clemson record for NCAA Tournament wins by a coach with a 50-28 NCAA Tournament record. Bill Wilhelm had 42 between 1958-93.
- 2009: Clemson University and Basketball Coach Oliver Purnell sign a memorandum of understanding that he has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Tigers through 2016. While the deal hasn't been signed, Purnell and athletic director Terry Don Phillips have signed a memorandum of understanding dated June 1 that outlines the improved package. Purnell's base salary jumped $50,000 a year to $275,000. His supplemental income improved to $1.075 million each year, up from $775,000 guaranteed in a two-year extension agreed to in 2008. Purnell will also receive deferred compensation of $250,000 a year in 2015 and 2016, money the coach would receive unless he left the school voluntarily or was fired for cause. The Tigers coach would owe the school $250,000 if he left after April 30 for another Division I head coaching job. That payback amount would increase by $250,000 each year until reaching $1.5 million should Purnell depart for a Division I job after April 30, 2015. Purnell has gradually turned Clemson into one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top programs, improving the team's winning percentage each of the last five years. The Tigers have gone 25-11, 24-10 and 23-9 the past three seasons, the school's longest-ever streak of 20-win seasons. The 72 wins in that span trail only Duke and North Carolina in the ACC. - Associated Press via ESPN, June 16, 2009.
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