Charles Darwin

  • Born

    In 1802, on February 12, Charles Darwin was born by his mother and father, Robert Warin Darwin and Susannah, in Shrewsbury, England.
  • Antarctica Discovered

    Antarctica Discovered
    Antarctica was discovered in 1820 by the Russians. American Captain John Davis, was the first person to step on the foot of the ice. The significance of this is because Antarctica is one of the 7 continents!
  • Missouri Compromised

    Missouri Compromised
    The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820. Missouri and Maine were said to become free states; free of slavery. The law prohibited the Louisiana Territory from having slaves. This is significant because Missouri was the first state in the Louisiana Territory to admit to slavery; separating from Massachusetts and becoming its own state.
  • University

    In 1825, he attends the University of Edinburg with his brother, Erasmus, and enrolls in Medical courses. Has his first class on October 26.
  • Plinian Society

    Plinian Society
    In North Wales, Darwin meets with Dr. Robert Grant and Lamarckian to examine marine animals. On the 10th of November, Darwin was elected to the Plinian Society. On the 27th of March Darwin reads a paper on marine animals to the Plinian Society. Then later is enrolled at the University of Cambridge, Christ's College. Darwin does not officially move until January 1828.
  • Ship Sails

    Ship Sails
    On December 27th, 1831, Charles Darwin, after many unsuccessful trials, and his crew sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to several countries. This was the commence of his long and successful career of discovery.
  • Beagle Voyage

    Beagle Voyage
    Darwin passes examinations on the 22nd of January and stays at the University of Cambridge. Meets with Henslow and goes with Adam Sedgwick to Wales. Then later receiving a letter from Henslow inviting Darwin to join him on his voyage; Beagle Voyage. The captain of the voyage was, Captain Robert FitzRoy, who then has Darwin assist in the preparation of the voyage. The ship for the voyage leaves Plymouth on the 27th of December.
  • Slavery Abolished in British

    Slavery Abolished in British
    This was a significant event because it shows that other places had difficulties with the abolishment of slavery and it wasn't just the U.S. In 1833 slavery was abolished and children under the age of 6 were free and those older than the age of 6 were used as apprentices. This was a significant event because it displays the struggle of other countries/states and people.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    The Dred Scott v. Sandford case consisted of the argument between the abolitionist and non-abolitionist. Dred Scott was a slave that lived in a free state. This is very important to this timeline and topic because it shows how bad slavery was back then.This happened right after the Missouri Compromise.
  • Controversy/Origin of Species

    Controversy/Origin of Species
    Origin of Species: The book was needed to prove the change in political, economic, and theory of evolution. On November 24th, 1859, Darwin published his book; "Origins of Species." This process of publication took him longer than usual because of the lack of information he had to prove his argument. The significance of this book was that it caused controversy and divide the people into groups; believers and non-believers. This resulted in a divide in the community and society.
  • Medal

    In 1864, Charles Darwin was awarded the Copley medal from the great Royal Society.
  • Thomas Edison Demonstrated

    Thomas Edison Demonstrated
    Thomas Edison was a famous American inventor who created his lightbulb in 1879. Edison then later went on and created his own company; Edison Electric Light Company in New York City. The significance of this discovery was the evolution of a lifetime, electricity that is easy for many to use on the daily basis.
  • Death

    Charles Darwin April 19th, 1882; died from a heart attack at the age of 73.