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This week month in Husker history
July 1-31, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1910: Plans to install sod on Nebraska's dirt playing field fall through for financial reasons.
 
1915: Nebraska captain Dick Rutherford earns a spot on the life saving crew in Long Beach, Calif., but later gets booted after it is discovered he is not a Californian.
 
1925: The University of Denver's hiring of former Husker coach Fred Dawson becomes official. Also, the financial situation for players includes “he-man jobs” during the summer and no athletic scholarships.
 
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1930: A passing target made from an auto tire at Nebraska merits a write-up in Popular Mechanics. Meanwhile, the university plans to purchase a canvas cover for the Memorial Stadium football field, and three Husker games are considered for national radio broadcasts.
 
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1940: Federal funds are sought to complete the Schulte Field House project at the north end of Memorial Stadium. (Because of World War II, it would not be finished until 1946.)
 
1945: News arrives of the death of John C. Ellis, a Husker tackle in 1935 and '36, in World War II.
 
1950: Ticket sales are brisk, and all home games might be sellouts. Also, the outbreak of the Korean War has coach Bill Glassford accounting for which players he might lose to the military draft.
 
1955: Marvin “Red” Layton, a Husker fullback and track star in the early 1920s who traveled with the 1924 U.S. Olympic team to Paris as a stowaway, dies at his home in Oregon.
 
1960: There's bad blood between Minnesota and Nebraska because of Dennis Claridge's switch of schools after he had registered for classes at Minneapolis.
 
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«1965: Fullback Pete Tatman undergoes skin graft surgery after being burned in a motorcycle accident. Meanwhile, the Huskers are picked to win the Big Eight in a media poll of 100 Midwest sportswriters and broadcasters.
 
1970: A second-place finish in the Big Eight is forecast for the Huskers.
 
1975: Tom Osborne is on the mend after breaking his wrist at a football camp.
 
1980: Former Husker tight end Junior Miller, the seventh pick in the NFL draft, signs with the Atlanta Falcons after a one-week holdout.
 
1985: The Los Angeles Rams trade former Husker quarterback Vince Ferragamo to the Buffalo Bills.
 
1990: There's conference realignment conjecture as Arkansas gets set to jump from the Southwest Conference to the SEC, and a Nebraska move to the Big Ten is seen as a possibility.
 
1995: “Cornhuskers” is supplanted by “Huskers” as the Athletic Department strives to stay in tune with football recruits and the merchandise-buying public.
 
2000: Most of the major preseason magazines have the Huskers pegged at No. 1 nationally, and Nebraska is picked by the media to repeat as Big 12 champions.
 
2010: The Athletic Department's early hype for the Texas game creates buzz but also raises some eyebrows.
 
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