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 1834, HMS Beagle arrived at Valparaiso, Chile.
On this day in 1836, Captain FitzRoy ordered the Beagle on a detour back to South America, concerned that he had taken incorrect measurements during his earlier surveys. The crew were devastated.