Today – February 12

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Today’s Notable Events

(Editor’s note: February 12, 1809 turned out to be a very big day for humankind.  Two remarkable men born on that day.  One changed the way we look at ourselves and one changed the way we look at others.)

U. S. Birthday

Abraham Lincoln – “The Great Emancipator”  16th President of the United States

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...
Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. As the war was drawing to a close, Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)

Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)


Foreign Birthday

Charles Darwin – English naturalist who advanced the Theory of Evolution

English: Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in his lat...
English: Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in his later years. This image is flipped. Darwin’s mole was on the right side of his nose. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s,  and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery remains the foundation of biology, as it provides a unifying logical explanation for the diversity of life.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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