- 1840 - Richard W. Simpson, the future first Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, is born on his family's farm in Pendleton, South Carolina.
- 1903: The German Club gives a dance. (This was a style of dance, not a language club.)
- 1970: Central Dance Association sponsors the Rat Hop in Harcombe Commons with Jr. Walker and the All-Stars, $2.50 in advance, $3 at the door, dress is coat and tie.
- September 6-September 11, 1971: The College of Agricultural Sciences sponsors Aggie Week, culminating with a Friday night dance, with music by Utopia, free admission. An Ag Queen is crowned.
- 1971: Clemson is defeated by Kentucky, 10-13, in Death Valley. The Allman Brothers Band perform in Littlejohn Coliseum, with opening acts, Lion, a South Carolina band, and Wishbone Ash, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4 for general admission, $5 on the floor. On October 29, 1971, Duane Allman will die in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia.
- 1976: Clemson ekes out a win over the Citadel, 10-7, in the home opener. Thus begins a 3-6-2 football season.
- 1993: The Tigers are blanked by number one-ranked Florida State University, 0-57, in Tallahassee, Adios, number 21 AP ranking. This is the worst pummeling for the Tigers since 1931, when Alabama beat Clemson 7-74. ("FSU proves too strong for Tigers" by Managing Editor Geoff Wilson, The Tiger, September 17, 1993, Volume 87, Number 4, page 2B.)
- 2001: Terrorists hijack four airliners - two crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, destroying the twin towers - one crashes into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia - and one crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 2,973 lives are lost.
- 2006: The NCAA finally relents to national pressure and okays an exception to financial assistance rules in the case of Clemson defensive back Ray Ray McElrathbey who has custody of his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr, due to their mother’s continuing drug problems and their father’s gambling addiction. The 19-year old player lives in an off-campus apartment with his younger sibling, and will now be exempted from rules prohibiting advantages for a student athlete not available to all. A trust fund is to be established by the university to handle funds for the situation. The story was broken by Charleston News & Courier beat writer Larry Williams on August 19.
- 2007: The Boni Belle Brooks Series presents the sixteen-member Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in the Brooks Center at 8 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students.
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