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THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1925
Scopes Monkey Trial begins
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law, which had been passed in March, made it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to "teach any theory that ... read more »
21st CENTURY
2018
Last of Thai soccer team rescued from cave »
Crime
1992
The Exxon Valdez captain's conviction is overturned »
France
1985
A bomb sinks the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s flagship vessel »
Inventions & Science
1962
U.S. Patent issued for three-point seatbelt »
Natural Disasters & Environment
1887
Dam collapses in Switzerland, kills 70 »
U.S. Presidents
1850
Millard Fillmore sworn in as 13th U.S. president »
Westward Expansion
1889
"Buckskin" Frank Leslie murders a prostitute »
World War II
1940
The Battle of Britain begins »
1943
Allies land on Sicily »