On This Day

May 18, 1967 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
  • The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years