- 1873: Regular train service first reaches Calhoun, South Carolina (later Clemson) after the Atlanta & Richmond Air Line Railway spends three years constructing a five-foot gauge line between Atlanta and Charlotte. (Keowee Courier, Walhalla, South Carolina, 5 September 1873)
- 1903: Barracks open for recruits.
- 1934: WFBC-AM radio in Greenville boosts transmission signal strength from 250 Watts to 1000 Watts daytime, changes frequency from 1200 Kilocycles to 1530 Kilocycles.
- 1965: The Clemson YMCA presents the Four Seasons at the university Field House (Fike), 8-10 p.m. Tickets on sale August 30, $2.50 per person or $4 per couple. (The Tiger, Friday, August 27, 1965, Volume LIX, Number 1, page 1).
- 1971: The Tiger Paw Olympics is held on the YMCA Field Riggs Field, replacing the Rat Olympics of times gone by, last held in 1970. WSBF broadcasts by remote from the event.
- 1999: Clemson loses night game home opener to Marshall, 10-13, in Tommy Bowden's inaugural coaching effort.
- 2007: Either unlimited optimism about the football season ensues, following opening game against Florida State on Labor Day Monday night, September 3, OR much rending of one's garment and gnashing of teeth... Fortunately, with a 24-18 win, Clemson is ranked 25th in the Associated Press poll, and 26th in the CNN/USA Today poll.
- 2009: First Friday parade, 6 p.m. on the Old Greenville Highway, pep rally follows. This year's theme is "We're All In For Clemson." 1981 National Championship team members Perry Tuttle, Homer Jordan, Terry Kinard and Coach Danny Ford sign autographs at the Clemson Variety & Frame, 374 College Avenue, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 864-654-1723 for more information.
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