THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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