Today in 1925 the Scopes Monkey Trial, began for substitute high school teacher, John Scopes, who was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, a Tennessee law making it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.
It comes every week. Friday!
Today in the first officially recorded, organized baseball game was played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules in Hoboken, New Jersey’s at Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1.
Today in 1429 Joan of Arc led the French army to capture the English commander, William de la Pole, the 1st Duke of Suffolk.
Today in 1989, an the unknown Chinese protester known as Tank Man stopped the progress of an advancing column of tanks after the Tiananmen Square protests. His identity is still unknown.
Today in 1885 sharpshooter Annie Oakley was hired to be a part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Her life inspired the musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Ethel Merman.