Throwback Thursday: A look back in history on July 7, including the Hoover Dam construction, Lt. Col.Oliver North testifying in the Iran Contra scandal and Alaska on its way to statehood.
Dudley Field Malone, left, Dr. John K. Neal, center, and Clarence Darrow, attorneys for the defense in the John Scopes evolution trial, confer in Chicago on July 7, 1925.
Scopes, a high school science teacher in Tennessee, went on trial for violating state law by teaching evolution. The law, passed in March of that year, made it a misdemeanor to teach any theory that denied the story of Divine Creation as taught in the Bible. It was billed as one of the most famous trials in U.S. history with the well known Darrow working with the ACLU while three-time Democratic presidential candidate, William Jennings Bryan, took up the cause for the prosecution. The Trial began on July 10. Scopes was found guilty and fined $100.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani