Friday, July 21, 2006

Does History Repeat Itself?

Wondering if anything interesting happened on this date in history? There are several different websites to check out for events in past years. Try The Free Dictionary, On This Day from the N.Y. Times, or Today in History from Yahoo News.

Today in History (from The Free Dictionary) . . .
"John T. Scopes, a Tennessee biology teacher, was tried for violating the Butler Act, a 1925 state law banning the teaching of evolution. This so-called "Monkey Trial" became a flashpoint for debate among religious scholars and scientists as well as the general public. Scopes was found guilty and fined $100, though the verdict was later reversed. Despite the outcry stemming from the case, the Butler Act was not repealed until 1967." For more background on the Scopes trial, see

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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