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100 years ago

Talk on campus was about the January 1908 moving of 16 battleships from the Hamptons of the East Coast, around South America, to San Francisco by May 1908, following concerns about Japan and its policies toward the United States. … Editors of the Normal Journal reported that the salary paid to teachers "should be more than is sufficient to meet their daily expenses" in response to a call for pay raises in Texas. … The editors also praised the industries of Texas and its contributions to the national economy, saying the state raised more cattle than any other and produced one-quarter of the nation's cotton. … The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society debated woman suffrage.


75 years ago

Students and faculty members made their "Noo Year Rezlushuns" for the new year of 1933. … Italian opera and film star Alba Novella visited North Texas and appeared in the opera I Pagliacci. … Hindu traveler and orator Jehan Warliker visited the campus to give a "Panorama of India." … Band leader Guy Lombardo was chosen to select the 1933 Yucca Queen.


50 years ago

The speech and drama department offered a new course in play writing. … Among plans for the campus was a new physics building. … The house at Avenue B and West Hickory that had served as home for four North Texas presidents was scheduled to serve as new classrooms because of the rapid expansion of the college and a growing need for centrally located classes. … The controversial movie Peyton Place opened. Tickets for students cost 65 cents. … The regents awarded a $398,470 contract for construction of the new campus hospital. … A group of four North Texas music students in the band named the Tone Sites signed a contract with Mercury Records.


25 years ago

North Texas' Basketball Band was chosen to play for Texas Gov. Mark White at pre-inaugural festivities. … The regents approved a $7.7 million budget for construction of a 60,000-square-foot Science Research Building. … British composer Paul Patterson lectured in the Music Building about his works and writing for films. … James Dickey, author of Buckdancer's Choice and Deliverance, read selections of his work in the Lyceum as part of the Fine Arts Series. … Student fans of M*A*S*H watched the final episode of the long-running television comedy Feb. 28, 1983, in the Rock Bottom Lounge.


10 years ago

Renovations began on the Administration Building clock tower and roof. … UNT announced plans to open the new residence hall Mozart Square by Fall 1999. … North Texas Daily movie critics predicted that Titanic would be the major Oscar winner at the 1998 Academy Awards. … The hotel and restaurant management program announced a wine-tasting tour of the Napa Valley region of California as part of a three-hour beverage course. … The return of the Volkswagen Beetle garnered a full-page review in the Daily. … The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science celebrated its 10th anniversary.



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