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100 years ago

Spring events included a senior reception given by President W.H. Bruce at his home, an intercollegiate debate against San Marcos State Normal and an alumni business meeting. … The senior play, As You Like It, was presented at the opera house.


75 years ago

The grandson of a North Texas faculty member was mistaken for the kidnapped Lindbergh baby for half an hour in Houston. … The Campus Chat announced the state's historical collection in North Texas' museum was to be listed in the Smithsonian Catalog of Outstanding American Museums. … An amplifier was installed in the auditorium for an education course guest speaker's lectures and "to do away with dozing" of students.


50 years ago

President J.C. Matthews reported plans to construct five new buildings to accommodate 12,000 students over the next 10 years. … Denton residents celebrated the town's 100th anniversary; Texas Gov. Price Daniel attended the festivities. … The question of whether TV and movies overshadowed reading and literacy was posed in a Campus Chat editorial. … Denton's telephone system was updated. Rather than dial the usual four numbers, users had to dial the prefix of "D-U-2" and then the standard four numbers.


25 years ago

North Texas installed a $20,000 siren for tornado warnings on a 40-foot pole south of Chilton Hall; it sounded 115 decibels at a 100-foot radius and 70 decibels at a 2,000-foot radius. … Musician and former North Texas student Ray Wylie Hubbard was one of two featured performers at Starburst '82, a free concert in the Willis Library Mall. … North Texas hosted a history contest for 1,900 junior high and high school students from the area. … The North Texas Daily commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Watergate Hotel break-in and ensuing scandal that cost Richard M. Nixon the presidency.


10 years ago

The 50th anniversary of Bruce Hall was celebrated in a week of festivities. … A science fiction course was offered at UNT by the English department. … UNT held its first Family Weekend on University Day … UNT punter Toby Gowin was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. … A tree was planted in memory of J. C. Matthews, dean of education from 1946 to 1951 and president from 1951 to 1968. … UNT announced plans to offer classes in Thailand.



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