March 27

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  • 1887: Thomas Green Clemson, IV, signs a codicil to his will confirming the main provisions and reemphasizing his educational goal, stating that his desire to found a school or college "has existed with me for many years past, and many years ago I determined to devote the bulk of my property to the establishment of an agricultural school or college. To accomplish this purpose is now the one great desire of my life." (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R.L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 23.)
  • 1916: TAPS 1916 is sent to the printers. "It is to be the largest annual ever published at Clemson, containing over 330 pages with 372 engravings, more than one cut per page." (The Tiger, "The Annual Goes To Press", Tuesday 28 March 1916, Volume XI, Number 23, page 3.)
  • 1978: Classes resume. Associate professor of English, Dr. Thomas E. Douglass dies, age 47. He had joined the faculty in 1967 and had been active in drama and had directed several plays at the university.
  • 1979: Horace Fleming, associate professor of political science, elected as new president of the Faculty Senate.
  • 2006 - Environmental and Engineering Professor Jim Navratil is honored as part of a team receiving a Nobel Peace Prize for research for the International Atomic Energy Agency, working towards the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
  • 2009: The Clemson Wiki Main Page tallies hit 72,000.


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