THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2017. There are 163 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1925: The so-called “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (The conviction was overturned on a technicality.)
IN THE WORLD
1961: Capt. Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the second American to rocket into a suborbital pattern around the Earth, flying aboard the Liberty Bell 7.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) is 69. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau is 69. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 60. Soccer player Brandi Chastain is 49. Actor Josh Hartnett is 39. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 39. Baseball all-star pitcher CC Sabathia is 37. Actor Rory Culkin is 28. Actor Jamie Waylett is 28.