Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 12: Darwin Day, Lincoln Day, and Galapagos Day

Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, who were born on this day in 1809.  It is also "Galapagos Day," because on February 12, 1832, there was a formal ceremony to mark Ecuador's formal acquisition of the Galapagos Islands.

For this day, I have written an essay on Darwin and Lincoln for the Starting Points journal, which is edited by Adam Seagrave at the University of Missouri for the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

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