March 14

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  • 1874: Seneca, South Carolina is chartered this date.
  • 1974: The Midnight Man, filmed in and around Clemson in 1973, has its red carpet premiere at the Astro 3 theatre. It will be released nationally in June.
  • 1979: The Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Angerer, with piano soloist Michael Ponti, performs in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • 1980: Spring break begins after classes. The Buzzard is published. Front page stories : "Day 2 - Atchley held hostage" and "Lustless wins elections, sought for murder" (referring to Oscar Lovelace, the presidential candidate that spent over the allowable limit on his campaign and was, thus, disqualified).
  • 1988: As part of the Clemson University Centennial activities, the cornerstone of Tillman Hall, laid on July 28, 1891, is carefully removed and a sealed copper time capsule lifted out. In it are several 1891 newspapers, including The State, Greenville News and Charleston News and Courier; an 1851 dime and 1889 Indian head penny; a carpenter's pencil and file; the remains of a half-smoked cigar; and a copy of the finding of the Fourth Circuit Court of Equity in the lawsuit brought by Thomas Green Clemson's grand-daughter, Isabella Lee, against his estate and its executor, Col. R. W. Simpson. Michael Kohl, head of the library's Special Collections unit, supervises opening of the time capsule and catalogues each item as it is removed, but he is disappointed that many of the most interesting items known to have been put in there were not salvageable.
"We would like to have recovered Mr. Clemson's diploma from the Royal School of Mines in Paris, and the biographical sketch he wrote of his father-in-law, John C. Calhoun," Kohl said. "And, of course, I was very interested is [sic] seeing the phrenological chart of Mr. Clemson's head," he added. "That would have been quite something."
Kohl says that the copper capsule was probably damaged by heat and water in fighting the fire which gutted Tillman Hall in 1894. The capsule that will be replaced in Tillman during Cornerstone Weekend in April 1989 will be of a more high-tech design. Gordon Lewis, head of the ceramic engineering department, is consulting with the Centennial Executive Committee on the new capsule's design and composition. Also, Kohl and wood chemist David Hon, a paper-preservation expert, will be asked to serve on an advisory committee to recommend items to be placed in the new time capsule. (Clemson World, June 1988, Volume 41, Number 2, pages 8-9.)
  • March 12-March 15, 1993: The "Storm of the Century" or the "Blizzard of '93" socks the entire East Coast of the United States, dropping snow from the Florida Panhandle to Canada.
  • 2008: Oliver Purnell's Tiger basketball team defeats Duke, 78-74, for the first time in eleven years to advance Clemson to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament finals, the first time since 1962 that the Tigers have advanced this far.
  • 2008: Joseph L. Young, 83, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Clemson Downs. Born in Huntsville, TX, he was a son of the late Ben Wiley and Margaret Cater Young. He was a Professor of Architecture at Clemson University. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Texas and his Masters from Georgia Tech. He was an FAIA, Navy veteran, an elder at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, advisor to the Numeral Society/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, member of Tiger Brotherhood, member of Rotary Club, and numerous society clubs. He is survived by a brother, Ben Wiley Young and his wife Jean of Dallas, TX and a sister, Margaret Young Wallmo of Sevierville, TX. Memorial services will be Friday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends after the service in Tartan Hall at the church. Committal services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 399 College Ave., Clemson, SC 29631 or one of three Endowments which exist in Joe's name at Clemson University. Please call the Advancement Office at 864-656-0445 for information. Condolences may be expressed online at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, which is assisting the family.

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