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75 years ago
Students and alumni began efforts to raise money for a Flemish carillon of 21 bells and a "singing" four-faced memorial clock tower. … Ray Voertman of the Teacher's College Store announced fiction titles were for rent to the student body. … A stenotyping class was offered for the first time at North Texas. … The College Historical Collection was designated a state museum by a bill passed in the state Legislature on March 21, 1930.

50 years ago
A beauty contest for men only was held at the Campus Theatre on the night that Athena, starring Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, was shown. … The English department showcased an exhibit of photos, books and puppets from Japan, considered controversial just a decade after World War II. … North Texas students conducted a survey of 9,500 Texans in a joint venture with Kansas State and found that most Texas families had two TV sets and six radios. … North Texas student Pat Boone, 'Fessor Graham, the Yucca Beauties and 1,000 students participated in a weeklong kickoff parade to raise money for charitable organizations and needy students.

25 years ago
The University Ministry Center observed Martin Luther King Jr.'s 51st birthday to support making it a national holiday. … Denton was considered unready for the fallout of nuclear snow should "Code 1 Area" Fort Worth be attacked. … Rumors of a reinstatement of the draft drew discussion and dissent from possible female draftees and others, both on campus and throughout the nation. … Students opposed a move to terminate the North Texas debate team. … For the first time, U.S. Census takers delivered the census to North Texas dormitory students, who were required by law to respond. … TV talk show host Charlie Rose spoke to an interpersonal relations psychology class.

10 years ago
A move to Division I-A football for the 1995 football season was announced. … The North Texas cheerleaders took top honors at the National Cheerleader Association championships in Division I-AA, defeating about 90 other squads from 30 states. … The editor of the NT Daily complained of "overkill" in media coverage of O.J. Simpson's murder trial. … UNT received its largest cash donation to date when Chancellor Alfred F. Hurley was handed a check for $1 million from alumnus Charn Uswachoke ('73 M.B.A.) of Thailand. … Regents approved a future six-vendor food court in the Union. … Kerr Hall celebrated its 25th anniversary with a "Silver Celebration" reception for students.





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