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 3,932 members in 97 countries. Our most recent new member is Valeria of Roma, Italy.
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!
On this Day
On this day in 1836, HMS Beagle arrived at Port Louis, Mauritius.