On 20th February 1835, while taking a rest in a wood in Valvidia, Southern Chile, Charles Darwin experienced a major earthquake.
On 10th January 1860, Charles Darwin wrote to his good friend the geologist Charles Lyell, humorously describing mankind’s ancestor.
In 1841, Darwin's ill-health evidently left him with low expectations of his future ability to contribute to science.
Charles Darwin finally went public with his theory of evolution by means of Natural Selection on 1st July 1858.
On 18th June 1858, Charles Darwin received the biggest bombshell of his scientific career: it looked as if he was about to be scooped!