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Brunswick Manifesto proclaimed

On July 25, 1792, the Brunswick Manifesto was proclaimed by Charles William Ferdinand, the Duke of Brunswick during the French Revolutionary Wars. As leader of the forces allied against France, Ferdinand promised retribution against the citizens of Paris if the French Royal Family was harmed. Instead, the Manifesto further inflamed anti-royal sentiment in Paris.

Kellog-Braid pact took effect

On July 24, 1929, the Kellogg-Briand Pact took effect, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy. It had been previously signed on August 27, 1928 by most great world powers. World War II broke out in Europe ten years after the treaty was signed.Read documents related to the Kellog-Braid Pact from Yale Law School's Avalon Project.

Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution

On July 24, 1925, John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school, contrary to a state statute. Learn more about the Scopes "Monkey Trial".

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