November 5

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November 5 in Clemson History

Events on November 5 in Clemson's History

  • 1852: The American Society of Civil Engineers and Architects is formed in New York City.
  • 1901: Asbury Francis Lever is elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. William Stokes. He will be reelected to the Fifty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and serves until August 1, 1919.
  • 1904: Georgia Tech and Clemson play to an 11-11 tie in Atlanta, putting the series record at 4-0-1 in favor of the Tigers.
  • 1908: Georgia administers 0-8 shut-out to Clemson in match played in Augusta, Georgia. The Tigers lead the series, 7-5.
  • 1921: Clemson is defeated by Georgia Tech, 7-48, in Atlanta.
  • 1927: Clemson defeats the Citadel in roadgame, 13-0.
  • 1930: Regimental parade in honor of a group of South Carolina legislators is given at noon on Bowman Field by the corps of cadets. Betty Compson and J. Wray star in picture "Czar of Broadway" in the YMCA auditorium, admission 11 cents.
  • 1935: The game Monopoly is patented.
  • 1938: The Tigers defeat the George Washington Colonials, 27-0, in a game played in Greenville.
  • 1949: Boston College visits Clemson, defeats Tigers, 27-40.
  • 1954:For the start of Homecoming, an informal alumni social is held in the lounge at the Clemson House at 7 p.m. Central Dance Association sponsors a Homecoming formal dance on Friday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Jungaleers, the Clemson College Dance Band, under the leadership, of Lynn Wyatt, perform at the affair. Selections of the Homecoming queen and the five TAPS beauties are made during the dance, selected from the dates of Clemson students. (The Tiger, "School Plans Active Homecoming Schedule To Honor The Return of Old Graduates", Thursday, 28 October 1954, Volume XLVII, number 7, page 1.)
  • 1955: In a match played in Victory Stadium in Roanoke, Virginia, Clemson defeats Virginia Tech, 21-16. This stadium, built in 1942, was razed in June-July 2006.
  • 1960: The Tigers host North Carolina, win, 24-0.
  • November 5, 1965-November 6, 1965: The Contemporary Film Series Committee presents free film, Western "They Came to Cordura".
  • 1966: Clemson defeats North Carolina in Death Valley, 27-3. Although the Tarheels score first with a first quarter fieldgoal, Clemson's Phil Marion intercepts a North Carolina pass, setting up a 48 yard drive with Jacky Jackson scoring from the one on a run, Tigers lead at the half, 7-3. Tailback Buddy Gore scores for the Tigers in the third quarter, and in the fourth period Jackson scores again on a seven-yard run and then tackle Richard Garick intercepts a Tarheel pass and runs it in. (TAPS 1967, "Clemson Smothers U. N. C.", Volume 57, page 217.)
  • 1974: Election day - classes are cancelled. Union hosts November Nonsense on Bowman Field.
  • 1979: Fundamentalist revolution in Iran results in Muslim students taking over the American Embassy in Terehan. Hostages will undergo a 444-day ordeal before they are released. Clemson students rally in support of the hostages on November 14 on Bowman Field. Iranian students, of which there are many at Clemson, fall under university protection.
  • 1983: In a road trip, Clemson defeats number ten North Carolina, 16-3.
  • 1988: Ranked seventeen in the A.P., Clemson defeats North Carolina, 37-14, in Death Valley. The press box in Memorial Stadium is officially named for sports information director Bob Bradley.
  • 2005 - Tiger Band observes 50th anniversary at Homecoming game against Duke. As many Alumni Band members register to participate in the 23rd annual Alumni Band as marched in Tiger Band block band in 1974, over 160! Clemson crushes hapless Blue Devils, ACC basement team, 49-20.
  • 2006: After upset loss by the Maryland Terrapins, 12-13, on November 4, the Tigers drop to 26th in the USA Today/CNN Coaches poll and 27th in the Associated Press poll. The Bangkok Royal Thai restaurant is gutted as fire in neighboring Sole restaurant's kitchen spreads through the attic spaces, also destroying the Bangkok Asian Foodland market in the Victoria Square shopping center on College Avenue. A passer-by first reported smoke issuing from Sole at 11:42 a.m. All three businesses were closed and unoccupied, slowing the emergency response time for the fire being discovered. The site is bulldozed to the slab by March 2007. Rebuilt in the Fall of 2007, leasing signs are posted as of January 2008.
  • 2008: The Clemson Wiki tallies hit 1.3 million.
  • 2016: Clemson, still ranked number 3, hosts unranked Syracuse, and blanks them, 54-0.

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