Charles Darwin 2/12/1809-4/19/1882

  • Charles Robert Darwin was born

    Charles Robert Darwin was born
  • Were going on an adventure

    Were going on an adventure
    Charles Darwin set sail on a quest of study around the world. This let him observe the current species and how they had evolved from their ancestors. This was very controversial in the realm of religion because they did not recognize evolution at the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0B6os-6uuc
  • Darwins seed test

    Darwins seed test
    Darwin conducted a series of tests to see if seeds could survive salt water transportation to other islands. This proved that plants could be transferred naturally by ocean and bloom in new locations. Darwin, Charles. 1855. "Does sea-water kill seeds?" Gardners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette no. 15: 242 & Darwin, Charles. 1855. "Does sea-water kill seeds" Gardners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette no. 21: 356-357.
  • Conceived his theory of natural selection.

    Conceived his theory of natural selection.
    Charles Darwin had recently returned from traveling abroad and with his new found experiences of the world came up with his theory of "natural selection". The takeaway- better inherited traits suitable for the environment would survive. He published this in his book "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection". Patanella D. (2011) Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. In: Goldstein S., Naglieri J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA.
  • Awarded Copley Medal of the Royal Society

    Awarded Copley Medal of the Royal Society
    Darwin was award the Copley medal of the Royal Society of London, its highest scientific honor. This was a big moment for him, essentially validating all his hard work when his theory of evolution wasn't wildly accepted initially.
  • Charles Darwin passes away

    Charles Darwin passes away
    Charles passes away at age 73.