1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
• 1899 – Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)
• 1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
• 1911 – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author (d. 1980)
• 1933 – John Gardner, American author (d. 1982)
cool tool • Among other tools, the toolhaus.org has an negative eBay feedback tool which is a fast way to look up a eBay seller’s negative dings without having to scroll through buyer feedbacks, page after page. cool.
mapping stolen goods • Yale has released its list of stolen and missing maps. As obvious as it may seem to us, the FBI has yet to prove that Yale owned some of the copies of maps previously sold by the brigand Smiley. Who they F*k else do they think stole them the TOOTH fairy?
cookies • the list of 14 books being considered for the first Dylan Thomas literary prize have been announced in the late poet’s home city of Swansea.
Susan Barker – Sayonara BarLucy Caldwell – Where They Were MissedKira Cochrane – Escape Routes For BeginnersRodge Glass – No FireworksJoey Goebel – Torture The ArtistIan Holding – UnfeelingNick Laird – Utterly Monkey and To A FaultEmily Maguire – Taming The BeastMathew David Scott – Playing MercyJames Scudamore – The Amnesia ClinicTalitha Stevenson – ExposureRachel Tresize – Fresh ApplesLiza Ward – Outside Valentine
obit worth reading • Dave Walter at 63, author and Montana Historical Society research historian.