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Events

1925 - John T. Scopes (above) is served an arrest warrant in violation of the Butler Act.

1961 - Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.

Births

1921 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1808 - Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist

1859 - Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician

1892 - August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist

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