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13-Jan-1833: The day HMS Beagle nearly sank

Charles Darwin's closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.

12-Feb-1834: Darwin's 25th birthday, Patagonia

How Charles Darwin spent his 25th birthday.

A miserable birthday aboard HMS Beagle

On Charles Darwin's miserable 23rd birthday (his first aboard HMS Beagle).