June 29

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  • 1985: At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Dean Walter Cox is unanimously selected as interim president after Bill Atchley tendered his resignation on March 1, 1985. In a surprise move, the board selects the first nonlife-term trustee, Louis Batson, Jr., as chairman replacing state Senator James Waddell. (Wunder, John R., "A Good Sport: Walter Thompson Cox, 1985-1986", McKale, Donald M., editor, "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 256, citing board minutes, 29 June 1985, page 29.)
  • 2007: Date that Brett A. Dalton takes over as Clemson University's new chief financial officer.
  • 2007: George McCorkle, a founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band who wrote the favorite "Fire On The Mountain", died this date at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, near Nashville. He had cancer. He was 60. McCorkle wrote the song in hopes that it would be included on longtime friend Charlie Daniel's album of the same title. When Daniels ended up not using it, Marshall Tucker Band put it on their Searchin' For A Rainbow release in 1975. "Fire On The Mountain" became the band's first Top 40 hit single and is one of the most popular songs in Southern rock. McCorkle quit MTB in 1984, moved to Tennessee in the 1990s and began working as a songwriter full-time. He co-wrote "Cowbow Blues", recorded by Gary Allan for his Smoke Rings in the Dark album. Other McCorkle songs have recently been recorded by John Corbett and Beverly Mitchell. McCorkle also played with the Renegades of Southern Rock, made up of original members of Wet Willie, the Outlaws and other groups.
  • 2008: Jimmy Howard's annual horseshoe pitch held on Wild Hog Road.
  • 2012: Paramount plans to release a sequel to the Star Trek reboot.http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=62201



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