Thursday, June 21, 2018

Adv13 For release Thursday, March 13

1925: The Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution.

1954: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu began during the First Indochina War as communist forces attacked French troops, who were defeated two months later.

1996: A gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and shot to death 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.

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