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Charles Darwin, 1840.
Charles Darwin (1840)
The Friends of Charles Darwin were founded in 1994 to campaign for the depiction of their hero, Charles Darwin, on a Bank of England bank note. The great man finally appeared on the new £10 note in November 2000.

Due to popular demand, we're still taking on new members. We currently have 4,119 members in 100 countries. Our most recent new member is Bruce Grey Tedesco of Chicago, USA.

So if you can truly say “Charlie is my Darwin”, and you'd like to be able to write the letters FCD after your name, why not join us? It's totally free!

20th July…

20-Jul-1858: Darwin puts pen to paper
Charles Darwin begins work on ‘On the Origin of Species’.
On this day in 1804, Richard Owen was born in Lancaster, England.

On this day in 1817, the eight-year-old Charles Darwin attended his mother’s funeral.