November 13

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November 13 in Clemson History

  • 1838: At the age of 31, Thomas Green Clemson, IV, marries Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of John C. Calhoun and Floride Calhoun.
  • 1909: The Tigers shuts out The Citadel in Clemson, 17-0, in first meeting between the two teams.
  • 1919: Clemson defeats the Citadel, 33-0, in a game in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
  • 1930: The YMCA auditorium picture is "Dangerous Nan McGrew", first released on June 22, 1930. Admission is 25 cents. McGrew, played by Helen Kane, is the sharpshooter of a traveling medicine show stranded at a snowbound hunting lodge of a wealthy woman. Performing at a Christmas eve show for the lodge guests, the saxophone playing nephew of the landlady falls in love with Nan. Enter the villain, a bank robber (how did he get through the snow?). Can the Royal Canadian Mounted Police be far behind? You betcha! (The Tiger listing for this flick said "Dan", not "Nan"...)
  • 1939: Clemson appears in the Associated Press football rankings for the first time after defeating Wake Forest 20-7, upping the season record to 6-1.
  • 1943: Clemson loses to wartime team, Georgia Preflight, 6-32, in a game played at Greenville, South Carolina.
  • 1948: Clemson, ranked tenth, takes on nineteenth-ranked Wake Forest in a road trip, winning 21-14. "The stage was set for the most exciting game in the Southern Conference when the Tigers met the Deacons in Winston-Salem. The Tigers scored first on a long pass from [Bobby] Gage to [Ray] Mathews. Seconds later Wake Forest tied it up by virtue of a recovered fumble. The Tigers scored again in the second period but the Deacons came back in the third and tied it up again. The Howardmen fought back in the final quarter as [Fred] Cone crashed over for the final six points." (TAPS, Volume XXXIX, 1949, page 406.)
  • 1954: In road trip to College Park, the Tigers fall, 0-16, to seventeenth-ranked Terrapins.
  • 1970: The Tiger publishes a front page photo of a protest button that reads "The Chronicle : F**K Censorship" with the terse cutline "*UC?*".
  • 1979: The Clemson Players present "So Far From China" in Daniel Auditorium.
  • 1980: Mime Trent Arterberry appears in Daniel Auditorium, 8 p.m.
  • 1982: Eleventh-ranked Tigers defeat eighteenth-ranked Maryland Terrapins in College Park, 24-22.
  • 1983: Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae, is founded. On August 23, 2005 it will become a recognized chapter on the Clemson University campus.
  • November 13, 2006 - November 15, 2006: The Clemson Players tackle Will Shakespeare when they present Henry V at 8 p.m. in the Bellamy Theatre at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, the work with perhaps the greatest soliloquy ever in the English language! Sir Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh have both given their stamp of approval. $10 for adults, $5 for students.
  • November 13, 2006-November 17, 2006: Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity sponsors the 22nd annual Clemson-Carolina Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Palmetto Ballroom, Hendrix Student Center, and the Cooper Library.
  • 2007: The Clemson University Choral Ensembles present selections from the traditional choral repertoire. Women's Glee, Men's Glee, and the Clemson University Singers perform at 8 p.m. in the Brooks Center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students, general seating.
  • November 11-November 13 (?), 2009: Brother Micah, part street-preacher, part Medicine Show huckster, with a tad of Vaudeville thrown in, does his schtick on campus in front of the Loggia. Videos of his 11 November "sermon" are already posted on You Tube! Quality free entertainment is hard to come by...

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