What Happened on December 27, 1831

Darwin Discovers The Secrets of Life

Historical Events

Event of Interest

HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board departs England for a survey of South America, a voyage Darwin later said "determined my whole career"

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucius Fairchild, American politician, diplomat, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 1896)
Born in 1831

About December 27, 1831

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 191 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn