History In The Headlines

Category: Law

John Scopes in the courtroom during his 1925 trial. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

90 Years Ago, Scopes (and Evolution) Indicted in Tennessee

On May 25, 1925, John T. Scopes—the defendant in the famous “Monkey Trial”—was indicted for teaching the theory of evolution in his high school science class.

No Smoking Sign

From Pope Urban VII to Bloomberg, Four Centuries of Smoking Bans

Bans on smoking and tobacco products have a long and complex history dating back to the late 16th century.