Today in History
May 09, 1925
The “Monkey Trial” Evolves in Dayton, Tennessee
Twenty-four-year-old high school science teacher John Scopes is charged with violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which forbids the teaching of evolution in public schools. The trial becomes a clash between oratorical titans Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan.
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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