7/10/13

Monkey Trial, French Quislings, Obama-Zuma

On this day: July 10
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 Vichy government is established in France (1940)

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 B. Hussein 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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