On 18th June 1858, Charles Darwin received the biggest bombshell of his scientific career: it looked as if he was about to be scooped!
On 31st May 1837, Charles Darwin presented his theory of coral reef formation.
On the death of Charles and Emma Darwin’s oldest daughter.
April Fool’s Day aboard HMS Beagle, 1832.
On the tragically short life of HMS Beagle’s Volunteer First Class.
HMS Beagle returns to Britain after nearly five years circumnavigating the globe.
On 24th August 1831, Charles Darwin’s great friend and mentor John Stevens Henslow sat down at his desk, took up his pen, and wrote what turned out to be one of the most important letters in the history of science.