September 1

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September 1

  • 1898: Henry Aubrey Strode, Clemson's first president and professor of mathematics, dies at his home in Amherst County, Virginia and is interred there.
  • 1904: First Lieutenant Edgar Alexander Sirmyer is relieved as Commandant of Cadets at Clemson, as fall-out from an incident involving a Confederate battle flag in March.
  • 1910: Richard Newman Brackett becomes acting Professor of Chemistry, director of Department of Chemistry, this date.
  • 1940: Banks McFadden, Clemson's highest-ever NFL draft pick - he is the number four selection in 1940 - signs one-year contract with Brooklyn Dodgers professional football team and leads the NFL in yards per carry in the 1940 season, but preferring Clemson to Brooklyn, he returns to South Carolina at the end of the contract.
  • 1971: The Young Democrats hold their organizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Hardin Hall room 107.
  • 1979: Jack D. Ferguson Jr., an executive officer with the Greenville County Sheriff's Department, takes over as director of public safety at Clemson University, replacing Jack Weeden.
  • 1987: The remodelled Riggs Field is christened with an 8-0 soccer win over UNC-Asheville. The upgraded stadium seats 6,500.
  • 2006: First Friday Parade and pep rally held. No distribution of items from moving vehicles is permitted under new safety rules instituted to preclude repeat of the accident at the 2005 parade. WSBF begins broadcasting with its new tower.
  • 2007: Clemson fans coming to campus for the first football game on Labor Day can enjoy two outdoor shows for $10 each at Littlejohn Coliseum. See 10 bands for $10 on Saturday, Sept. 1, at B93.7’s Last Chance Summer Dance. The show will feature “American Idol” contestant Elliot Yamin, hip hop/reggae artist Sean Kingston and eight other artists. The show also will feature inflatable games and other activities. Gates open at 4 p.m. The Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca presents "The Sound of Music" - music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Appalachian State shocks number 5-ranked Michigan, 34-32. They're partying tonight in Boone! Michigan subsequently falls out of the AP and CNN polls' Top 25. According to an Ohio State fan on September 8, "the Appalachian State merchandise is flying off the shelves in Columbus." How many batteries does it take to beat a Wolverine? - Just one double A."
  • 2009: Moe Joe Coffee Company closes its College Avenue location at 1 p.m. due to loss of the lease, but will reopen on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 385 Old Greenville Highway.



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