November 24

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November 24 in Clemson History

  • 1866: "At a meeting of the Agricultural Society of Pendleton, S. C., held on the 24th of November, 1866, in its Hall at Pendleton, Anderson District, Hon. R. F. Simpson, Col. W. A. Hayne and Hon. Thomas G. Clemson were appointed a Committee to appeal to their fellow-men for aid, to found an institution for educating our people in the sciences, to the end that our agriculture be improved, our worn, impoverished lands be recuperated, and the great natural resources of the South developed. ...
This upper region of South Carolina would appear, above all others, adapted for the location of such an institution. For the picturesque, this mountain region will vie with Switzerland. For health and climate, if not excelled, if equalled, by any portion of North America.
Donations of funds, books, apparatus, are earnestly solicited, and considering the purposes of the Society, it is hoped that all public carriers, railroads and express companies will exempt packages from charges.
A record will be carefully kept and handed down to posterity, accrediting the donors for their respective contributions. Agricultural and other Societies, and those who may have influence, would confer obligations upon the Society by acting as agents in collecting and forwarding contributions.
Editors of newspapers, and other publishers, are respectfully requested to give insertions to this appeal, that it may meet the eye of all who feel an interest in the advancement of civilization in this ruined, but still a part of our common country.
Letters and contributions to be directed to Hon. Thos. G. Clemson, L. L. D., Chairman of Committee, Pendleton, Anderson District, South Carolina." (Circular, November 1866, Special Collections, Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University.)
  • 1898: Clemson takes on Georgia Tech for the first time in a game played in Augusta, Georgia. The Tigers prevail, 23-0, for a 3-1 season record. Georgia Tech finishes 0-3.
  • 1900: The Tigers defeat Virginia Tech, 12-5, in first match with the school, in a game played in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • 1904: In a road game, the Tigers fall to North Carolina State, 0-18, leaving Clemson ahead in the series, 3-1. Clemson has, therefore, a 3-3-1 season outcome.
  • 1910: The Tigers travel to Atlanta and suffer 0-34 defeat at the hands of Georgia Tech, to achieve a 4-3-1 season record. Tech closes series margin to 6-4-1.
  • 1921: For final game of 1-6-2 season, the Tigers travel to Athens where Georgia blanks Clemson, 0-28.
  • 1927: Clemson falls to Furman, 0-28, in Greenville to finish with a 5-3-1 season. Furman has a 10-1 record.
  • 1938: The Tigers conclude 7-1-1 season with a 10-7 win over Furman on Riggs Field. Clemson is 3-0-1 in the Southern Conference for 2nd place.
  • 1944: The Tigers round out a 4-5, 3-1 in the Southern Conference, season by losing to Georgia in Athens, 7-21. Clemson is third in the Southern Conference.
  • 1951: Clemson shuts out Auburn in Memorial Stadium, 34-0, concluding 7-3 season, 3-1 in conference, for fifth place in the Southern Conference. This will be Clemson's last win over Auburn until September 17, 2011.
  • Clemson ends the 1951 football season ranked 20th in the Associated Press poll, but not ranked in the United Press International top twenty.
  • 1956: Clemson defeats Virginia, 7-0, at home, to clinch the Tigers' first ACC football championship. Second-team All-ACC quarterback Charley Bussey scores the only touchdown on a short first quarter run. (Bourret, Tim, "Clemson University Football Vault", Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008, ISBN 0794824307, page 53.)
  • 1962: The Tigers play the Gamecocks for the final game of the season, in Clemson, winning, 20-17. South Carolina will continue to be the Tigers' final regular season opponent from this day forth, still true in 2012. Clemson has 6-4 season, 5-1 in conference play, for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This halftime marks Tiger Band's final appearance in the cadet grey uniform.
  • 1974: The Clemson Players present Henrik Ibsen's play "Ghosts" in Daniel Auditorium. Union sponsors the Not So Erotic Film Festival at the Y Theatre from 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. and offers "Mr. Roberts", "Ensign Pulver", "Wackiest Ship in the Army" and "Stagecoach".
  • 1984: The ninth ranked Gamecocks squeak by the Tigers in Death Valley, 21-22, to place chill on Clemson's probation season record of 7-4, 5-2 in conference but ineligible for title.
  • 1991: Clemson beats the University of South Carolina, 41-24, in Williams-Bryce Stadium in Columbia. The Cocks will have a 3-6-2 season.
  • 1993: Coach Ken Hatfield announces that he will be leaving Clemson.
  • 2006: The Womens basketball team defeats St. Johns, 95-88, in Orono, Maine Thanksgiving Tournament. The Clemson men's basketball team hosts Charleston Southern in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Tigers win, 74-50.
  • 2008: The CU Symphonic Band in concert in the Brooks Center, 8 p.m.

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