On This Day

December 27, 1831 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent 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"

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Birthdays in History

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