This Day @ Law
Tennessee banned the teaching of evolution

On March 13, 1925, Tennessee passed a law banning the teaching of evolution in schools. The violation of this law by a local schoolteacher resulted in the famous "Monkey Trial".

Learn more about The State v. John Scopes in JURIST's Famous Trials series.

Czar Alexander II assassinated

On March 13, 1881, revolutionaries assassinated Czar Alexander II. The terrorist organization, Narodnaya Volya, hoped to spark a revolution in Russia by assassinating the Czar. Instead, his assassination led to a repressive backlash from his successor, Alexander III.

Read a account of the assassination of Czar Alexander II by anarchist revolutionary Peter Kropotkin.