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March 21, 1925

After easily passing through the Tennessee House and Senate, the Butler Act was signed into law by Governor Austin Peay, making it a crime for a teacher in a state-supported public school to teach any theory that contradicts the Bible’s account of man’s creation. Six weeks later in Dayton, Tennessee, John T. Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution at Rhea County High School.

March 21, 1965

In Alabama, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began a successful march from Selma to Montgomery, the third of three such attempts that month.

March 21, 1976
After a David Bowie concert at the Community War Memorial arena in Rochester, New York, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were involved in a drug bust at their hotel room where the police found 182 grams (a little over 6.4 ounces) of marijuana. The pair spent the rest of the night in the Monroe County Jail and were released at about 7 a.m. on $2,000 bond each; charges later were dropped.

1981
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb combined for the week’s #10 song–“What Kind Of Fool”.

1985

Boy George said in “Women’s World” magazine that he would never marry, settle down, or become a father.

1989

Madonna released her fourth studio album, “Like A Prayer.”

1993

Anne Murray was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

2004

George Michael scored his fifth UK #1 album with “Patience”. After a slow start in the US, the LP would eventually climb to #12.

2011

A lost David Bowie album called “Toy”, which went unreleased since 2001, mysteriously appeared on several file-sharing websites. The collection of mostly re-recorded tracks from Bowie’s early years had been locked in a dispute with Virgin Records.

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