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July 10 2010 Today in History Newsletter

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The Scopes Monkey Trial
John Scopes was put on trial for teaching evolution in his science class after Tennessee passed the Butler Act which forbade the teaching of evolution as the birth of mankind.

Let's see what else happened today on June 10 in history

In the year 988, the city of Dublin, Ireland was founded today on the banks of the river Liffey.

In 1040, June 10 was the day that Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback in hopes forcing the Earl of Mercia to lower taxes. The Earl of Mercia was her husband.

It was this day in 1862 that the US began work on the Central Pacific Railroad.

In 1866, it was today that Edson P. Clark received patents for the Indelible pencil in Northampton, Massachusetts.

It was also oday in 1914 that the Boston Red Sox purchased Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioes.

In 1967, Bobbie Gentry recorded her hit "Ode to Billie Joe" on this day, June 10.

In 2005, Hurricane Dennis ripped into the Florida Panhandle and caused billions of dollars in damage.

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