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Today in History: Charles Darwin

Posted by Gilbert Stack on September 15, 2018 at 7:50 AM

On this day (September 15) in 1835 Charles Darwin reached the Galapagos Islands. Darwin visited the Galapagos as part of the HMS Beagle survey. He carried out geological studies and collected animal specimens while the Beagle surveyed the coasts of the islands. It was his experiences in the Galapagos and on his voyage that led Darwin to begin thinking about the differentiation of species and to develop theories that he would eventually call Evolution and Natural Selection. Darwin is one of the most influential people to have ever lived.

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