May 22

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May 22 in Clemson History

  • 1867: David Wistar Daniel is born in Laurens County, South Carolina. He will serve as a Professor of English at Clemson for many decades. Daniel Hall is named for him.
  • 1894: The Main Building, later Tillman Hall, catches fire on the top floor, which was then the Preparatory Department, and most of the interior is destroyed. On the night of May 22, the fire breaks out on the third floor and spreads through the structure. It is, of course, rebuilt. Lost in the fire is some of Thomas Green Clemson's personal library. For a time it appears that the barracks might burn as well, and cadets remove their belongings to the small parade ground south of the Main Building. Fortunately, the dorms are spared.
  • 1992: Johnny Carson airs his final "Tonight Show" on the National Broadcasting Company. The show ends with Carson, flanked by sidekick Ed McMahon, and band-leader Doc Severinsen, addressing the audience directly. "You people watching, I can only tell you it has been an honor and a priviledge to come into your homes all these years and entertain you. And I hope when I find something I want to do and think you will like, that you'll be as gracious in inviting me into your home as you have been. I bid you a very heartfelt good night." Now that's a class act, worthy of a "Clemson Man".
  • 2007: Last day to drop a class or withdraw from the university without final grades for Maymester 2007. First summer session classes begin - late enrollment fee applies.

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