Today in Science (0721)

Events

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

1969 - Neil 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 â89.2°C (â129°F).

Births

1620 - Jean Picard, French astronomer

1710 - Paul Möhring, German physician

1810 - Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist

1923 - Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate

Deaths

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

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