Was the “Scopes Monkey Trial” another Salem Witch Hunt?

Most everyone has at least heard of the “Scopes Monkey Trial,” the famous 1925 courtroom trial in Dayton, Tennessee that saw the state accusing public high school teacher John Scopes of breaking the law by teaching evolution. The defense’s legal team was led by famed Chicago lawyer Clarence Darrow, and the prosecution’s side featured former … Continue reading Was the “Scopes Monkey Trial” another Salem Witch Hunt?

It’s April 14th and Good Friday, the day Lincoln was shot

It’s the seventh time that Good Friday has fallen on April 14 since Pres. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. General Robert E. Lee had just surrendered his army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on Palm Sunday, five days earlier. Lincoln and his … Continue reading It’s April 14th and Good Friday, the day Lincoln was shot