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  • March 19-March 21, 1865: Future Clemson Board of Trustees member, D. K. Norris, serving in Company F, Second Regiment, S.C. Heavy Artillery, rank of Private, is badly wounded at the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, fought these dates.
  • 1931: Athletic Ball held.
  • 1975: According to press reports, Tates Locke resigns "for personal reasons". In a statement by athletic director H. C. "Bill" McLellan, the coach was not available for comment concerning the resignation. The press also mentions Locke's investigation by the ACC for his recruiting practices, particularly the attempted recruiting of Virginia high school star Moses Malone, who later signed with Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association. Also mentioned are reports that Locke provided cars to Clemson players, charges that he denied. (Reference: United Press International, "Clemson Cage Coach Locke Suddenly Quits", Playground Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Friday 21 March 1975, Volume 30, Number 37, page 1B.)
  • 1989: At the Monday night meeting, legal representation for the Tiger Town Tavern forces the Clemson city council to admit that they are trying to acquire the Tiger Town lease.
  • 1994: Southern humorist and Atlanta newspaperman Lewis Grizzard dies of a heart attack following another round of cardiac surgery.
  • March 16, 2009-March 20, 2009: Temporary lane closures will occur on Tiger Boulevard as new decorative crosswalks are installed at the intersection with College Avenue. These improvements are part of the Tiger Boulevard Streetscape Enhancement Project. Further information may be obtained by contacting Andy Blondeau at 864-653-2072, or checking the city's website at

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