Today in World History (November, 24th)


On November 24, 1859, exactly 158 years ago today, British naturalist, Charles Dawin’s book titled ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’ was published.

Dqwin’s book did not contain the word ‘Evolution’ but it did imply that man and ape share common ancestry.

He was subsequently accused of heresy by the Christian community at the time. But by the time of his death in 1882, his theory was considered scientifically sound.

In honor of his scientific work, Dawin was buried in Westminster Abbey beside kings, queens, and other illustrious figures from British history.

Dawin’s Theory of Evolution remains central in the field of genetics and molecular biology till date.