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July 1, 1858

On July 1, 1858, a joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution was given to the Linnean Society in London, England. They all agreed that the papers and research were well thought out and… Continue reading

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March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On October 16, 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Board members were angry that highly educated and intelligent scientists would insist that magic was not real and that miracles did not occur. That the world was … Continue reading

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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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October 16, 1925

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Chim-Chim, the talking chimpanzee, hailed the school board’s decision, as he explained that weren’t any humans in his family’s woodpile. Chim-Chim was quietly asked … Continue reading

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