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.
On this Day
On this day in 1832, HMS Beagle arrived in the Cape Verde Islands. Darwin spent the next few days exploring.
On this day in 1836, Darwin set off from Sydney on an inland trip to Bathurst, New South Wales. During his trip, he encountered duck-billed platypuses. They astonished him.