March 7

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  • 1911: The Clemson College board of trustees unanimously appoints Acting President Walter Merritt Riggs as fifth president of the institution. He accepts the job even though he has protested that he does not want the position.
  • 1919: Memorial exercises held in the afternoon on "the grounds east of the college" to commemorate the war dead of Clemson College.
  • 1970: The South Carolina Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta colonized at Clemson University. Progressive rock group Renaissance appears in the Amphitheatre, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., free admission.
  • 1974: Pat Belew's Gold Nugget opens on Sloan Street in Clemson at noon. Eric & the Prospectors appear starting at 8 p.m., playing guitar, banjo and mandolin. A full-page advert on The Tiger's back page on March 1 promises "First 100 beers free," and "Girls: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, (March 7-9) Your beer is only 10c per glass, one thin tenth of a dollar...Come out and see the swingingest place east of the Seneca River!!"
  • 1980: Kappa Alpha Order dance-a-thon raises $8,250 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • 1984: The Clemson University Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Bruce F. Cook, Director of Bands, performs in Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m.
  • 1995: Robert A.M. Stern, architect, speaks in Lee Hall Auditorium. Camellia Johnson, Soprano, performs in the Brooks Center. The Groovy Cools play at TD's.
  • 2005: Student elections held. 5,604 ballots are cast, about 1,200 more than in 2004.
  • March 7, 2008-March 8, 2008: WSBF celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a concert on Friday in the Hendrix Center ballroom and Alumni jocks on the air on Saturday, followed by a banquet.

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