June 26

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  • 1959: The Clemson Theatre shows B Western, "Frontier Gun", starring John Agar and Joyce Meadows, directed by Paul Landres, released on December 1, 1958. A small-town sheriff discovers that gun-fighting is the only way to clean up the town.
  • 1980: First summer session exams are held.
  • 2003: Senator Strom Thurmond dies, age 100, after an illness of several weeks.
  • 2007: Examinations held for the first summer session. Former Virginia Tech and Davidson head basketball coach Bobby Hussey dies this date in a medical facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, age 67. He coached the Hokies for two seasons (1997-1999), and spent his final three seasons as an assistant at Clemson. Also, David M. Hamilton, chair of the Planning Commission, dies this date, from complications of diabetes. He was active in Clemson City government, serving as a member of the Planning Commission since 1999 and as chair since February 2006. David also chaired the Comprehensive Plan 2014 Housing subcommittee and served on the Police Advisory Board. David earned degrees from Clemson University in microbiology and languages and taught German in the languages department from 1999 until 2001. He was a longtime tutor with the student-athlete enrichment center at the university. His funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clemson. The family will receive friends following the service. David is survived by his mother, Mary Bell Chou. Condolences may be sent to the family at Hamilton's home: 205 Strawberry Lane, Clemson, SC 29631. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

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