November 1

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November 1 in Clemson History

  • 1875: An earthquake is felt at Pickens, The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, November 11, 1875. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 15.)
  • 1886: Thomas Green Clemson signs his will.
  • 1900: Clemson blanks the University of South Carolina for the third straight year in the traditional Thursday game during State Fair Week, 51-0, the largest margin to date. South Carolina achieves marginal winning season record at 4-3. The Tigers lead the series, 4-1.
  • 1930: The Tigers are defeated by the Tennessee Volunteers in front of 10,000 in Knoxville, 0-27. The Vols quarterback is Bobby Dodd, coached by Gen. Robert Neyland.
  • 1950: The Clemson House opens for business.
  • 1958: Nineteenth-ranked Tigers defeat Wake Forest in Death Valley, 14-12. Dr. Wright Bryan crowns the Homecoming Queen, Miss "Tootsie" Dennis, at Halftime. (TAPS 1959, page 116.) Post-game dance is also provided music by Ralph Marterie and his band. "Then, as the night wore on, the end of a perfect dance drew near, and the beginning of a wild series of 'afterwards parties' loomed into sight." (TAPS 1959, page 118.)
  • 1969: Clemson hosts Maryland, wins, 40-0. Central Dance Association presents The Four Seasons in Littlejohn Coliseum, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., $3 per person, casual dress. (The Tiger, display advert, Friday 24 October 1969, Volume LXIII, Number 10, page 4.)
  • 1974: Halloween issue of The Buzzard is published as single-sheet, four-page insert inside The Tiger. Front page story is "Violators of student rules brutally murdered".
  • 1980: Clemson's defeat of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 35-33, in Winston-Salem is the Tigers' 100th ACC win.
  • 1997: Calhoun Corners restaurant is gutted by an overnight fire.
  • 2001: Harlan E. McClure, retired dean of the College of Architecture, dies. He headed Clemson's architecture school from 1955 to 1986.
  • 2006: The African Film Festival presents Quand les Etoiles Rencontrent la Mer by Raymond Rajaonarivelo, in Kinard GO1, 5-7 p.m.
  • 2008: Dabo Swinney gains his first win as Clemson head coach as the Tigers defeat the Boston College Eagles, 27-21, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Aaron Kelly's fourth quarter touchdown catch breaks tight end Glenn Smith's 57-year old 18 TD reception record, set between 1949 and 1951.


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