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What Happened on November 24, 1859

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

English naturalist Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species" radically changing the view of evolution and laying the foundation for evolutionary biology

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
1859 Highlights

About November 24, 1859

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius