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This Day in History for July 10 – Scopes Trial Begins and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field (More info)

1985 – After Coke’s new formula angered many of its customers, the company announced it was bringing back the original Coke and calling it Coca-Cola Classic (More info)

1992 – Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations (More info)

2005 – Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage (More info)

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