March 24

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  • 1877: A great early morning fire in Greenville destroys a large number of businesses on Saturday, this date, and kills at least two. Among those whose businesses are destroyed are J. H. Morgan and Company, Messrs. Westmoreland and Sloan, W.A. Long and Company, Thomas D. Davis, Mr. W. C. Owings, Messrs. Gilreath and Burgiss, Mr. B. F. McDavid, Mr. J. W. Miller and G. W. Parkins, The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, March 29, 1877 (Volume VI, Number 29, page 2.) ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, pages 42-43.)
  • 1887: William Barre Aull, a future graduate of the Clemson Class of 1907, and a long-time Agricultural Department faculty member, is born in Newberry, South Carolina this date.
  • 1980: Classes resume. Governor Richard "Dick" Riley speaks in Daniel Auditorium during the afternoon as first of three lectures in a Liberal Arts and Technological Education series commemorating the tenth anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts. Sir Hugh, a regius professor of modern history at Oxford University, speaks in the evening. Faculty Senate officers elected for 1980-1981 academic year.
  • 1985: In the wake of President Bill Atchley's resignation on March 1, the Board of Trustees meets again in Columbia to agree on a search plan and sets a target date of October for selection. They also pass a resolution affirming the priority of academics over athletics. Some trustees seek more information about a possible cover-up of Stijn Jasper's death, but board chairman, state Senator James Waddell, insists that the situation is strictly an administrative matter. (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, 24 March 1985, pages 10-11.)
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