Janet Reno Born, Tony Blair Rising, Obama-Dodd-Frank

On This Progressive Day: July 21
In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100 (1925)

Fabian Society member Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister 3 years later (1994)

President B. Hussein Obama signs the Dodd-Frank bill, the most intrusive and centralized financial system regulation since the New Deal (2010)

NASA's Space Shuttle program is terminated with the landing of Atlantis on mission STS-135 (2011)

b: Les Aspin (1938), Janet Reno (1938), Paul Wellstone (1944), Garry Trudeau (1948); d: Ta Mok (2006), Alexander Cockburn (2012)

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