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75 years ago
For the first time in the college’s history a contest was held to determine the eight most beautiful girls on campus, whose portraits would be placed in the beauty section of the Yucca yearbook. Pictures of the 16 girls with the highest votes were sent to a nationally known artist who chose the eight he considered most beautiful and drew each of their portraits. … A reward was offered for Simmie, the Clubhouse mascot monkey, well known as an outstanding feature in all Clubhouse frolics. Simmie disappeared before the Christmas holidays. … The Eagles basketball team beat the McMurray Indians in a two-game series, 32-22 and 55-21.

50 years ago
The commissioning ceremony for the first graduates of North Texas’ Air Force ROTC program took place. The program had begun two years earlier with three cadets entering as advanced students based on previous military experience. … The sophomore class purchased two 21-inch television sets for the Union. One set was tuned to a Dallas channel and the other to a Fort Worth channel. The controls were locked and operated only by the Union director, the night hostesses and the student caretakers who lived in the Union. … A copy machine was made available for North Texas graduate students for work on research projects. Students who wanted to use the machine were required to take their materials to the bindery in the library basement with a written request specifying the exact pages wanted.

25 years ago
The Denton City Council approved the removal of 192 streetlights from six major thoroughfares in an effort to save the city money. … Bad weather led to delays in registrations at the Coliseum and construction work on the Music Building. … Grammy nominees Maynard Ferguson and the Phil Woods Quintet appeared in concert at the Coliseum. Ferguson was the lead trumpet player with Stan Kenton’s orchestra. His single "Gonna Fly Now" (the theme from Rocky) was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1977. … Roadwork to turn Carroll Boulevard from a two-lane to a six-lane highway neared completion.

10 years ago
For the first time, North Texas recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the dismissal of classes. A candlelight vigil was held at the Auditorium Building followed by a march down Hickory Street to the Courthouse Square. … West Hall offered dorm rooms for $9 a night to commuter students who did not want to go home for the evening because of inclement weather or early-morning exams. … About 4,000 basketball fans crowded into the Coliseum for the annual “Pack the Pit Saturday,” cheering the Lady Eagles on to a 59-46 victory over the Lady Mavericks of the University of Texas at Arlington.





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