The Monkey Trial

Eighty-five years ago the small town of Dayton Tennessee was transformed by the Monkey Trial. Religion was pitted against science when a young teacher was tried for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

Two of the most famous lawyers in America - William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow - battled it out in court and America was gripped. It began an argument over the teaching of evolution in schools which continues today.

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Wed 14 Jul 2010 22:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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