Reminiscing about his father, Charles Darwin's son Francis wrote: In the evening, that is, after he had read as much as his strength would allow, and before the reading aloud began, he would often lie on the sofa and listen to my mother playing the piano. He had not a good ear, yet in spite…
400 years ago today, on 26th July, 1609, the early English scientist Thomas Harriot pointed his new-fangled telescope at the moon and made a drawing.
On 15th June 1829, the young Charles Darwin was cited in Stephens’ ‘Illustrations of British Insects’.
On 16th April 1834, HMS Beagle was laid ashore on the banks of the Santa Cruz River to allow her keel to be inspected. The event resulted in one of the most iconic images of the famous ship. Read the story of the operation.
Today is the 213th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin's great friend and mentor, John Stevens Henslow.