Darwin came up in a discussion recently when this question occurred to me…Who was the President when On the Origin of Species was published?
Nerdy thought, I know, but if you have been keeping up with this blog you would know that one of my projects at work is a book about our Presidents.
Well as it turns out, On the Origin of Species, was published in 1859 when James Buchanan was president. (My initial guess was Lincoln, which was close) Nevertheless, Lincoln and Darwin were still contemporaries.
So much so that they were actually born on the exact same day – February 12, 1809.