May 6

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  • 1929: Clemson Head Coach Josh Cody is presented with a new Buick automobile, a gift of alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the college. A special collection was taken up and the ceremony takes place in front of the Main Building in the afternoon.
  • 1937: The German passenger airship Hindenburg, LZ-129, crashes in flames at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of 97 aboard the Zeppelin, 35 die, as does one member of the U.S. Navy groundcrew. This marks the end of commercial lighter-than-air travel.
  • 1976: Former Clemson basketball coach Tates Locke is hired by the Boston Braves basketball team.
  • 2000: The Foothills Chorale presents "Melodies of the Millennium" in the Brooks Theatre, 8 p.m.. This celebration of South Carolina's musical past, present and future will feature a variety of styles and a wide range of South Carolina composers - those influenced by the Palmetto State by birth, education, environment or imagery - including selections from George Gershwin's classic opera Porgy and Bess, set in the port city of Charleston. The Chorale will also perform several new pieces - one dedicated to the choir for this concert and the world premiere of another, commissioned especially for the group's first concert of 2000. Reserved seating is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (55+) and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the Brooks Center box office or by calling 656-7787 Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. and one and one-half hours before any event.

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