October 10

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October 10 in Clemson History

Events on October 10 in Clemson's History

  • 1880: "The residence on the plantation known as 'Keowee' in this County, formerly the residence of Col. John E. Calhoun [sic], but now the property of Dr. O. M. Doyle, of Toccoa City, Ga., and occupied by Benj. C. Crawford, was burned on Sunday evening last [this date] at 5 o'clock. We have not learned the origin of the fire, nor, the amount of damage done by the flames." (The Pickens Sentinel, Thursday, October 14, 1880, Volume X, Number 4, page 3.)
  • 1903: The Tigers blank Georgia in Athens, 29-0, to take series lead, 4-3.
  • 1908: Virginia Tech defeats the Tigers at home, 0-6, putting overall series record at 1-2-1 in Tech's favor.
  • 1914: The Tigers fall to Tennessee in Knoxville, 0-27. Tennessee ties the series at 3-3-2.
  • 1915: Following a 3-0 victory over Tennessee in Knoxville the previous day, "Sunday afternoon the senior class met the team at Calhoun, put them in hacks, and pulled them to the edge of the campus, where they were met by the remainder of the corps, including the band. Here the underclassmen relieved the seniors of the hacks, and the 'fuss proper' began. A large part of the faculty turned out to yell and to watch the boys carry the team into barracks on their shoulders." (The Tiger, "Cadets Celebrate Tennessee Victory", Tuesday 12 October 1915, Volume XI, Number 4, page 2.)
  • 1918: W. W. Routten, assistant professor of wood work since September 1913, dies this date.
  • 1931: Clemson gets the only win of the season against North Carolina State, 6-0, in a match played in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • 1936: Clemson travels to Duke, losing, 0-25.
  • 1942: In a game played in Fenway Park, the Tigers are defeated by Boston College, 7-14.
  • 1969: The Miss Homecoming Contest, sponsored by Central Dance Association and TAPS, is held in Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m. (The Tiger, "Beauties To Be Judged", Friday 10 October 1969, Volume LXIII, Number 8, page 10.)
  • 1970: "Cousin Clem" gets spanked by "Aubie the Tiger" as the Clemson faithful see their Associated Press ninth-ranked Auburn brethren walk off with a 0-44 shutout. That night, CDA presents Rhythm and Blues Meister Jerry Butler, with opening act Quicksand, in Fike Field House, coat and tie dress code, tickets are $2.50 in advance, $3 at the door.
  • 1974 - ABC sportscaster Frank Gifford (pre-Kathy Lee) speaks in Tillman Auditorium.
  • 1992: Still ranked twenty-fifth in the Associated Press poll after unimpressive slaughter of UT-Chattanooga, the Tigers edge the tenth-ranked Cavaliers, 29-28, at Thomas Jefferson's university.
  • 2006 - The Clemson University Symphony Orchestra appears at 8 p.m. in the Brooks Center, supporting two winners of their Concerto Competition. The concert features selections from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" and the overture to Verdi's "La Forza del Destino". Admission is $5 for adults, students free, with general seating.
  • 2008: Clemson students, mayor team up to save Astro
  • By Anna Simon
  • CLEMSON -- Performing arts students at Clemson University want to save a landmark theater in the college town and have an ally -- the mayor. The students want to save the Astro, a movie theater that has been part of the community for decades and recently closed its doors after 37 years. Students want it to continue as a movie house and also to be a center for performing arts in the community, said Anna Chovanec, a Clemson senior. They feared it would be demolished and replaced by condominiums, she said. They made saving the theater part of their senior project. "We decided to talk to the mayor about it and see if he could give us any information on the closure and the likelihood of getting it opened," Chovanec said. Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy also wants to save the theater as a city performing arts center for movies and live entertainment. He wants it for the city and is trying to contact a Mount Pleasant family that owns it and had rented it to Carmike Cinemas, he said. The theater had been a full-price movie house with new releases in its early days, Abernathy said. Over the years, the business started showing second-run movies, at first for $1 admission and in more recent years for $2. "The really good movies were rarely more than two weeks behind showings in the first-run houses," Abernathy said. "It was a great bargain and, more important, a vital part of this community." Abernathy wants to see that history continue. The students are at work on a November street festival with musicians and other entertainment and family-oriented events to show the community's desire to save the theater. The exact date hasn't been set, Chovanec said. While this class of Clemson students won't "see the fruits of our labor" because they graduate soon, "it's to benefit future generations and allow future students at Clemson to be able to enjoy what we have enjoyed -- going to the Astro and having that in our community," Chovanec said.

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