Today in History
March 19, 1860
Crusader for Many Causes
Three-time Democratic Party Presidential Nominee William Jennings Bryan is born. Known for his stentorian voice and populist sympathies, ultra-pious Bryan rails against liquor and denounces the teaching of evolution, most famously as a lawyer for the prosecution at the Scopes Trial. Five days after that trial ended, on July 26, 1925, Bryan dies of heart failure.
Today's Feature History Article
Eighty years after a Dayton, Tennessee, jury found John Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, the citizens of "Monkeytown" still say Darwin's for the birds
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