Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Home Sweet Home, MacJob, -and- The Naked Truth

In the News Today
  • Home Sweet Home - Mayor Bloomberg launches contest to stir development of tiny 300-square-foot apartments for singles
  • MacJob - Pennsylvania city workers to take mayor to court over across-the-board minimum wage salaries
  • The Naked Truth - Streaker disrupts Olympic torch relay in Henley

    Technology in the News Today
  • Researcher: The End of Spam Is Closer Than You Think
  • ISPs Report Minimal DNSChanger Impact
  • Opportunity Rover Captures Panoramic Shot of Mars

    Born on this Day in History: July 10, 1943 - Born in Richmond, Virginia, Arthur Ashe became the first, and still only, black player to win the men's singles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, or the Australian Open. Always an activist, when Ashe learned that he had contracted AIDS via a blood transfusion, he turned his efforts to raising awareness of the disease, before finally succumbing to it in 1993.

    On this Day in History: July 10, 1925 - In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law, which had been passed in March, made it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to "teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals." With local businessman George Rappalyea, Scopes had conspired to get charged with this violation, and after his arrest the pair enlisted the aid of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to organize a defense. Hearing of this coordinated attack on Christian fundamentalism, William Jennings Bryan, the three-time Democratic presidential candidate and a fundamentalist hero, volunteered to assist the prosecution. Soon after, the great attorney Clarence Darrow agreed to join the ACLU in the defense, and the stage was set for one of the most famous trials in U.S. history.

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