7/10/14

Monkey Trial Begins, French Quislings In, Obama ❤ Zuma

On This Progressive 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)

John Paul Getty III, a grandson of the oil magnate J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy (1973)

Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia (1991)

President B. Hussein Obama holds a tête-à-tête with South African president Jacob Zuma (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama receives members of the Congressional Progressive Hispanic Caucus at The White House (2013)

b: Werner Best (1903), Wolfram Sievers (1905), Cindy Sheehan (1957); d: John D. Rockefeller III (1978)

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