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100 years ago
The Reagan Literary Society mourned the death of John H. Reagan (1818-1905), former Texas representative and senator, and sent a copy of the Normal Journal to his widow. … Celebrated pianist W. Waugh Lauder visited the college and gave a recital to students.

75 years ago
Mamie Smith of the Ex-Students Association announced the publication of the Ex-Students News, a semi-annual four-page newspaper that quickly grew to a six-page quarterly. … National typewriter champion Stella Willins of New York visited campus and gave education students a typing demonstration. She typed 124 words a minute and typed the alphabet backwards five times. … The April 19, 1930, issue of the Chat was placed in a copper strong box beneath a granite monument to mark the spot of the first Denton County courthouse six miles south of town in Old Alton…. An ad in the Chat offered a $5 reward with “no questions asked” for the return of two bundles of laundry lost from the Denton Steam Laundry delivery truck.

50 years ago
Campus Greeks competed in a “sing-song,” in which sororities and fraternities sang two songs each for trophies. … Ground construction began on the new Administration Building at Chestnut and Avenue B. … The regents approved the purchase of 107 air conditioning units for female students in Terrell Hall and an additional charge to dorm fees. … A bathing beauty contest and water show were the highlights of the annual water carnival held at the campus pool. … 1939 Eagle track captains and twin brothers Wayne and Blaine Rideout were inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. … A two-week civil defense course covering H-bomb preparedness was offered on campus.

25 years ago

The 1980 Census caused privacy concern conversations on campus. … Two North Texas advertisement art students entered Playgirl Magazine’s “Man of the Eighties” centerfold contest. … KNTU expanded its radio schedule to include a New Wave music show, a Saturday Spanish-language show and a Sunday evening show “encompassing soul, rhythm and blues and contemporary black music.” … Philosophy professor Joseph Barnhart recounted his Hawaiian trip to the Unification Church conference, where he spoke to members of the “Moonies” about their views. … A sexuality class offered on campus included a drop box so students could leave their questions for the professor on paper.




10 years ago


Follett College Stores bought the campus bookstore. … The UNT journalism program celebrated its golden anniversary at its 50th banquet, named in honor of early faculty member C.E. Shuford. … Some students voiced anger at Howard Stern’s radio show comments about slain Tejano singer Selena. … Visiting the campus was Norma “Jane Roe” McCorvey of the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion case. … Faculty and students offered their comments on the Oklahoma City bombing, including their opinions about the racial profiling of suspects. … The Delta Lodge held the 16th annual Fry Street Fair. Strong winds and freezing rain slowed attendance. … UNT football players selected to play for professional teams were safety Anthony Bridges, drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, and quarterback Mitch Maher, selected by the Canadian Football League’s Shreveport Pirates.

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