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Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

By Emily Maxwell
Associate Editor

June 9 – Jelly Roll Blues is recorded by jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton. Morton was jazz’s first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its spirit when notated. – 1924

June 10 – In 1925, Tennessee adopts a new biology textbook denying the theory of evolution. John Scopes, a substitute high school teacher, is later taken to court by the state for attempting to teach evolution. Scopes is found guilty but the verdict is overturned on a technicality. – 1925

June 11 – Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park sets box office weekend record of $502 million. The film wins numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for its achievements in visual and sound effects. -1993

June 12 – Al Capone is indicted on 5000 counts of prohibition and perjury. He is later sentenced to 11 years in prison, fined $50,000 plus $215,000 with interest on back taxes. – 1931

June 13 – Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death by a jury for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The bombing remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in US history. – 1997

June 14 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that public school students cannot be forced to salute the U.S. flag or recite the pledge of allegiance. The decision follows a number of expulsions of children who had refused to salute for religious reasons and was also a response to the common objection that it was “too much like Hitler’s Nazi salute.” – 1943

June 15 – The world’s first moving pictures are caught on camera by Eadweard Muybridge. Twelve cameras take one photo each of a horse at gallop to see if all four of a horse’s hooves leave the ground at once. It is found that they do. – 1878

The Horse in Motion