Tag Archives: Tennessee

June 10, 1925

On June 10, 1925, the state of Tennessee adopted a new biology textbook that denied that the Theory of Evolution was real. This happened because the state of Tennessee passed the Butler Act in March 1925 and it forbid public … Continue reading

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May 5, 1925

On May 5, 1925, John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee was arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. A crowd of angry humans and chimps gathered around the jail, where he was incarcerated and many of them … Continue reading

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January 5, 1956

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1956, Snoopy of Peanuts fame walked on two legs for the first time, proving once and for all that evolution was a fact. The John Birch Society immediately branded Charles Schultz a communist and … Continue reading

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September 18, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 the NCAA placed Tennessee on two years probation for football recruiting violations. When the Tennessee coaching staff called the players together and tried to explain what probation was and how it was going … Continue reading

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November 3, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY!  in 1998, Minnesota voters elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former pro wrestler as their governor. The states of Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Louisiana promptly had new elections and tried to elect Ric “Nature … Continue reading

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October 23, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1930, JK Scott won the very first professional miniature golf tournament. He took $2,000 for first place at the Chattanooga, TN event. When asked if miniature golf was as difficult as regular golf, he … Continue reading

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July 21, 1925

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1925 – The “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Tennessee state senators, representatives and religious leaders with a … Continue reading

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