MONKEY TRIAL BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1925


Clarence Darrow, left, and William Jennings Bryan at the
Scopes trial in 1925 (AP)
 


July 10, 1925: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called Scopes Monkey
Trial
began 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 denies the story of
the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach
instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”


John Thomas Scopes (August 3, 1900 – October 21, 1970)

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Schoolteacher John Thomas Scopes (center), 24, of Dayton, Tenn., stands before Judge Raulston just before he was
found guilty of teaching evolution and fined $100 on July 21, 
1925, at the end of the Scopes Monkey Trial held at the
Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton. (Chicago Tribune) 

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