The illustrated almanac of science, technology, and invention day by day/facts, figures, and the fanciful / Raymond L. Francis. New York : Plenum Trade, c1997.
1925 - "John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee public school. In the famous 'Monkey Trial' the next month in Dayton, Scopes was found guilty and fined $100. The verdict was reversed on appeal. Ironically, Scopes was not a biology teacher (he was a physics teacher substituting for a sick biology teacher), and he was not even in school the day when evolution was taught."
The Scopes trial is considered in this recent book in the science library:
Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion / edited by Ronald L. Numbers. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009. The myth in this case being that the Scopes trial ended in defeat for anti-evolutionists - they won the case then (though lost on appeal), and continue to push anti-evolution legislation.
Learn more about current efforts to challenge the teaching of evolution at the National Center for Science Education.