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75 years ago
Salvi, billed as the world's greatest harpist, played to a large and enthusiastic crowd at the first Fine Arts performance of the summer series. … The All-College Watermelon Festival took place under the auspices of the YWCA and YMCA with 6,000 pounds of watermelon being served from 10 tables to 2,500 students who attended the festival. … An artificial lake was planned for the campus as the chief feature of a landscaping project. The lake was to be located between the Administration Building and the Manual Arts Building and stocked with aquatic plants and fish. … The largest graduation class in the history of the school, consisting of 136 graduates, was awarded degrees in August.

50 years ago
Charles Lee Hill, a graduate music student, was accepted into the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. … Billy Matthews of Haskell took third place in men's fancy diving at the Texas Amateur Athlete Federation swimming meet in Tyler. … Kendall Hall, the new girl's dorm, prepared to open. The dorm offered modern rooms with private baths, built-in closets and dressers. … Betty Curry, graduate student in business administration, completed her thesis on gift-wrapping. She studied the methods used by stores in wrapping and tying gifts based on her own experience and on field work gathered from various stores in Dallas and Denton. … Jeremiah C. McCain, professor of industrial arts, prepared to take his "Castle on Wheels" on the highway for a fishing trip to the mountains of Colorado. The Castle on Wheels, a camping rig designed by McCain, was essentially a small house trailer, which included sleeping quarters and a storeroom.

25 years ago
Former North Texas defensive back Bruce Bell prepared to enter the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as one of 13 free agents signed by Dallas. … Research engineer Jack Hehn of the physics faculty submitted a pilot project proposal to NASA for the installation and monitoring of a solar heating and cooling system for the President's House on Avenue E. The project was a way to demonstrate the power of solar heating and cooling to the people of Denton. … Denton sweltered in record heat with the worst hot spell in 20 years. … Heavy turnout and prayer meetings were the result of the recent wet/dry vote for Denton County with a 2-to-1 victory for a wet county. … The Bloomfield School House, a 95-year-old one-room school house with a bell, benches and rustic wooden floors, was moved from the Union Grove District of Cooke County to Highland Street on campus as a restoration project of President C.C. Nolen and the College of Education.

10 years ago
North Texas senior Amy Parker, Miss Tarrant County, was crowned Miss Texas '92 at the Fort Worth Tarrant County Convention Center. … Cindy McTee of the music faculty prepared to have her piece "Circuits" performed by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. McTee also won the $10,000 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for her musical piece. … Decreases in housing applications brought the possibility of closing West Hall and reopening a smaller dorm facility at Kendall Hall. … William Warde of the English faculty discussed his collection of more than 500 unusual neckties. His most unusual tie, made of tiny bird feathers, was given to him by a student.





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