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100 years ago

Topics discussed on campus included the spread of bubonic plague in San Francisco, the first electric car running in the Belmont Tunnel in New York, the Marconi Co.'s first transatlantic wireless service and a speed record set by the Cunard ship Lusitania.


75 years ago

The two "Peters," Peter Peters and Peter Blewett, were North Texas' yell leaders, promoting spirit at athletic events. … Miss Pinkerton, a comedy-mystery starring alumna Joan Blondell as a nurse, was the Saturday night film shown to North Texans in the Auditorium Building. … More than 1,000 students attended the annual Women's Forum Halloween Hop at Harriss Gym.


50 years ago

Denton's "Co-Ed Drive-In" movie theater played a Friday-Saturday double feature of Love Me Tender starring Elvis Presley and Bernadine starring alumnus Pat Boone. … A possum was found on a bookshelf in the library; later reports suggested it was planted there. … The top single record in the nation and at Denton record stores was Johnny Mathis' Chances Are. … The regents announced plans to build a new infirmary at the corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street. … A North Texas student was asked to swim for the Queen of England at the British Empire Games to be held in the summer of 1958.


25 years ago

Three North Texas marching band members performed at the opening ceremonies of Walt Disney's Epcot (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) in Orlando. … The Talons returned the cracked spirit bell to North Texas, placing it in the Union. … A survey of students determined that more that one-quarter of freshmen and sophomores and more than one-fifth of upperclassmen would not attend North Texas if football were eliminated. … The university installed a 24-hour answer line for students and employees to offer suggestions and make comments. … Campus bicycle registration became mandatory.


10 years ago

Popular movies reviewed by NT Daily critics included Boogie Nights, Scream 2 and Good Will Hunting. … The Santa Fe Square residence hall opened. … Students, faculty and alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of UNT's jazz studies program. Among the highlights was a One O'Clock All-Star Alumni Band.



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