Charles Darwin

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In History
  • Date of Birth

  • Enrolled in School

  • Mother's Death

  • Start Voyage of the HMS Beagle

  • End of the Voyage of the HMS Beagle

  • Darwin wrote his first paper

    In mid-December, Darwin took lodgings in Cambridge to organize work on his collections and rewrite his Journal. He wrote his first paper, showing that the South American landmass was slowly rising, and with Lyell's enthusiastic backing read it to the Geological Society of London.
  • Sending out Asa Gray

    Darwin sent the American botanist Asa Gray a detailed outline of his ideas, including an abstract of Natural Selection, which omitted human origins and sexual selection. In December, Darwin received a letter from Wallace asking if the book would examine human origins.
  • Date of Death