Historical Political Events for July 10

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Year Event
1832 President Jackson vetoes the bill providing for the re-chartering of the "Bank of the United States".
1890 Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
1925 The "Monkey Trial" began in a small town in Tennessee. School teacher, John Scopes, who was charged with teaching evolution, was defended by Clarence Darrow.
1954 The Agriculture Trade and Development Act (P. L. 480), signed into law by President Eisenhower (R), empowers the Department of Agriculture to buy surplus wheat, butter, and other foods, for donation to foreign countries.
1973 The Bahamas gain full independence after 256 years as a British crown colony.
1979 President Carter (D) proclaims a national energy supply shortage and establishes temperature restrictions in nonresidential buildings. When the temperature went down, secretaries brought their space heaters to work immediately.
1991 Boris Yeltsin is sworn in as head of the Russian government.
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Quote of
the Day
I said to myself concerning the sons of men, God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts. For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust. Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth?
    — ECCLESIASTES 3:18-21, the Judeo-Christian Bible
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