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23 May 1707
Birth of Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish Botanist & Zoologist

Birth of Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish Botanist & Zoologist

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23 August 1769
Birth of French Naturalist Georges Cuvier, Founder of Functional Anatomy

Birth of French Naturalist Georges Cuvier, Founder of Functional Anatomy

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10 January 1778

Birth of Carl Linnaeus

2 May 1808
Birth of Emma Wedgwood, Future Wife of Charles Darwin

Birth of Emma Wedgwood, Future Wife of Charles Darwin

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12 February 1809
Birth of Author Charles Darwin, Author of Evolutionary Theory

Birth of Author Charles Darwin, Author of Evolutionary Theory

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27 April 1820
Birth of Herbert Spencer, Early Defender of Evolution and 'Survival of the Fittest'

Birth of Herbert Spencer, Early Defender of Evolution and 'Survival of the Fittest'

11 May 1820
HMS Beagle Launched, Will Participate in Three Survey Missions

HMS Beagle Launched, Will Participate in Three Survey Missions

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22 July 1822
Birth of Gregor Mendel, Augustinian Monk Who Researches Genetics

Birth of Gregor Mendel, Augustinian Monk Who Researches Genetics

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8 January 1823
Birth of Alfred Russel Wallace in Wales

Birth of Alfred Russel Wallace in Wales

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4 May 1824
Birth of Thomas Henry Huxley, Defender of Charles Darwin

Birth of Thomas Henry Huxley, Defender of Charles Darwin

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22 May 1826
HMS Beagle Makes First Voyage

HMS Beagle Makes First Voyage

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28 December 1829
Death of French Scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Death of French Scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

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26 April 1831
Charles Darwin Graduates From Christ's College With B.A. Degree

Charles Darwin Graduates From Christ's College With B.A. Degree

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16 February 1834
Birth of German Zoologist Ernst Haeckel

Birth of German Zoologist Ernst Haeckel

2 October 1836
Charles Darwin Returns to England From Voyage on HMS Beagle

Charles Darwin Returns to England From Voyage on HMS Beagle

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24 January 1839
Charles Darwin Elected to Royal Society

Charles Darwin Elected to Royal Society

18 June 1858
Alfred Wallace Sends Charles Darwin His Work on Evolution

Alfred Wallace Sends Charles Darwin His Work on Evolution

24 November 1859
Charles Darwin's First Printing of 'The Origin of Species' Sells Out

Charles Darwin's First Printing of 'The Origin of Species' Sells Out

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30 June 1860
Oxford University Museum Hosts Debate on Darwin's Theory of Evolution

Oxford University Museum Hosts Debate on Darwin's Theory of Evolution

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11 April 1861
Aphasic Patient Leborgne Enters Surgical Ward of Paul Broca

Aphasic Patient Leborgne Enters Surgical Ward of Paul Broca

18 April 1861
Paul Broca Does Autopsy on Aphasic Patient, Identifies Language Centers of the Brain

Paul Broca Does Autopsy on Aphasic Patient, Identifies Language Centers of the Brain

14 June 1864
Birth of Alois Alzheimer

Birth of Alois Alzheimer

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19 April 1882
Death of Charles Darwin

Death of Charles Darwin

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26 April 1882
Charles Darwin Buried in Westminster

Charles Darwin Buried in Westminster

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6 January 1884
Death of Monk Gregor Mendel

Death of Monk Gregor Mendel

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23 June 1894
Birth of Alfred C. Kinsey, Researcher on Human Sexuality and Sexual Behavior

Birth of Alfred C. Kinsey, Researcher on Human Sexuality and Sexual Behavior

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29 June 1895
Death of Thomas Henry Huxley, Author and Natural Scientist

Death of Thomas Henry Huxley, Author and Natural Scientist

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29 September 1898
Birth of Trofim Denisovich Lysenko, Future Director of Soviet Biology under Joseph Stalin

Birth of Trofim Denisovich Lysenko, Future Director of Soviet Biology under Joseph Stalin

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24 January 1900
Birth of Theodosius Dobzhansky in Russia

Birth of Theodosius Dobzhansky in Russia

23 April 1903
Ivan Pavlov Presents Research into Conditioned and Unconditioned Reflexes

Ivan Pavlov Presents Research into Conditioned and Unconditioned Reflexes

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7 November 1903
Birth of Konrad Lorenz, Founder of Ethology

Birth of Konrad Lorenz, Founder of Ethology

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8 December 1903
Birth of Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher, Biologist, and Sociologist

Birth of Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher, Biologist, and Sociologist

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12 December 1904
Nobel Prize Given to Ivan Pavlov for Work on Physiology of Digestion

Nobel Prize Given to Ivan Pavlov for Work on Physiology of Digestion

1 October 1906
Ivan Pavlov Writes Earliest Account of Classical Conditioning

Ivan Pavlov Writes Earliest Account of Classical Conditioning

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4 May 1911
John Scopes Commits to Fighting Ban on Teaching Evolution

John Scopes Commits to Fighting Ban on Teaching Evolution

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11 March 1918
First Case of Spanish Influenza Diagnosed, Will Kill More People Than World War I

First Case of Spanish Influenza Diagnosed, Will Kill More People Than World War I

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9 August 1919
Death of Ernst Haeckel Whose Work on Evolution Inspired Racist Theories of Nazis

Death of Ernst Haeckel Whose Work on Evolution Inspired Racist Theories of Nazis

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24 April 1925
John Scopes Uses School Text Book to Teach Evolution

John Scopes Uses School Text Book to Teach Evolution

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7 May 1925
Scopes Served With Arrest Warrant for Teaching Evolution in Public School

Scopes Served With Arrest Warrant for Teaching Evolution in Public School

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10 May 1925
John Scopes Has Preliminary Hearing on Butler Act Violation

John Scopes Has Preliminary Hearing on Butler Act Violation

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13 May 1925
William Jennings Bryan Volunteers to Help Prosecute John Scopes

William Jennings Bryan Volunteers to Help Prosecute John Scopes

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14 May 1925
Former Law Professor John Randolph Neal Will Defend John Scopes

Former Law Professor John Randolph Neal Will Defend John Scopes

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18 May 1925
Clarence Darrow Criticizes William Jennings Bryan For Being Anti-Science

Clarence Darrow Criticizes William Jennings Bryan For Being Anti-Science

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18 May 1925
William Jennings Bryan: Evolution, Science, and Modernism be Stopped

William Jennings Bryan: Evolution, Science, and Modernism be Stopped

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24 May 1925
William Jennings Bryan: Children Shouldn't Learn Biology or Evolution

William Jennings Bryan: Children Shouldn't Learn Biology or Evolution

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24 May 1925
Clarence Darrow Explains Why Tennessee's Butler Act Should be Struck Down

Clarence Darrow Explains Why Tennessee's Butler Act Should be Struck Down

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28 June 1925
John Randolph Neal and John Scopes Discuss Trial with ACLU

John Randolph Neal and John Scopes Discuss Trial with ACLU

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17 October 1926
Atheist Charles Smith Jailed in Little Rock, Arkansas, for Misusing Name of God

Atheist Charles Smith Jailed in Little Rock, Arkansas, for Misusing Name of God

6 April 1928
Birth of James D. Watson, Atheist and Future Nobel Prize Winner

Birth of James D. Watson, Atheist and Future Nobel Prize Winner

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12 November 1928
Arkansas Medical School Says They Won't Comply With Ban on Teaching Evolution

Arkansas Medical School Says They Won't Comply With Ban on Teaching Evolution

 
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