Monday, July 10, 2017

This Day In History

10 July, 1925 - Scopes "Monkey" Trial Begins
10th July, 1925 : John T. Scopes, a science teacher in Tennessee, was charged with violating the state's Butler Act, which made it illegal to teach evolution in Tennessee schools. The trial was based on the charge he did unlawfully and willfully teach in Tennessee schools certain theories that deny the story of the divine creation of man as told in the Bible. He was found guilty on July 21stand received a $100 fine. 

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