In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, is accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act (1925)
The diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established (1942)
Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia (1991)
President Barack Obama meets with South African president Jacob Zuma (2009)
b: Werner Best (1903), Wolfram Sievers (1905), Cindy Sheehan (1957); d: John D. Rockefeller III (1978)
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