July 10 (UPI) -- On this date in history:
In 1925, the so-called Monkey Trial, in which John Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in school, a violation of state law, began in Dayton, Tenn., featuring a classic confrontation between William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist hero, and legendary defense attorney Clarence Darrow.
In 1962, the pioneer telecommunications satellite Telstar began relaying TV pictures between the United States and Europe.
In 1985, Coca-Cola, besieged by consumers dissatisfied with the new Coke introduced in April, dusted off the old formula and dubbed it "Coca-Cola Classic."
In 1991, Boris Yeltsin was inaugurated as the first freely elected president of the Russian republic.
In 1999, the U.S. team won the Women's World Cup in soccer, defeating China in the final on penalty kicks.
In 2009, General Motors completed its race through bankruptcy with the signing of a contract with the U.S. government, which got 61 percent of the company. The recovery plan included considerable shrinkage, including the closing of factories and layoffs of 21,000 union workers.
In 2011, media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, Britain's best-selling weekly newspaper, abruptly ceased publication amid allegations that its reporters and investigators had hacked into telephones of royalty, politicians, celebrities, homicide victims, families of fallen soldiers and others to illegally gain material for stories.
In 2014, Hamas, responding to Israeli airstrikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza, released a video saying it would carry out terrorist attacks in Israel. The narrator said, "Wait for suicide attacks on every bus, cafe and street."