Monday, February 12, 2018

Darwin & Lincoln Share Birthday Fun!

Happy birthday to Charles Darwin (Feb. 12, 1809, to April 19, 1882) and to Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12, 1809, to April 15, 1865).

sketch of Darwin, photo of Lincoln, with birthday hats and balloons added

For accounts of some legal battles over Darwin's theory, see
And what about Abe? See

For more great books and a wide range of topics, see Prizewinning Books in Law.

Bonus for fans of evolution and biology: The National Academies Press offers free PDF downloads of Science, Evolution, and Creationism (2008) and Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution (2010).

Portrait of Darwin from page 8 of What Mr. Darwin saw in his Voyage round The World in the Ship "Beagle" (1879), available in British Library's Flickr photostream. Portrait of Lincoln (the last known photograph of him) from National Park Service, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Portraits decorated by Mary Whisner

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