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Today in Science (0721)


1925Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

1969Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.

1983 – The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2°C (−129°F).


1620Jean Picard, French astronomer

1710Paul Möhring, German physician

1810Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist

1923Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate


2004 – Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate