May 16

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May 16 in Clemson History

  • 1882: The Southern Bell Telephone Company opens a switching office in Greenville, located over a livery stable on the corner of Laurens and West Washington Streets. Initially, there are only sixteen subscribers, only two of which are private homes. (Huff, Jr., Archie Vernon, "Greenville: The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont", University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, 1995, Library of Congress card number 95-4363, ISBN 1-57003-045-6, pages 195-196.)
  • 2007: Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university for Maymester 2007 without a W grade.


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