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What A Day It Was!

May 25th: a day that will live in non-infamy!

  • John “Monkey Trial” Scopes was indicted, in 1925. 
  • Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) beat Sonny Liston in 1965.
  • The film Midnight Cowboy, with Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo, was released in 1969.  It became the first (and only) X-rated film ever to win the Oscar as best picture.

OK, so a little bit of infamy there, for the Scopes indictment. How astonishing that Texas is still fighting that same battle today.

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