1809 - Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on the 12th of February.
1817 - Attended the school runned by the preachers of the Unitarian Chapel.
1818 - At the age of nine, he entered Anglican Shrewsbury School.
1825 - He was an apprentice to his father, a doctor. He attended University of Edinburgh to study medicine and learned taxidermy from John Edmonstone, a freed black slave who told him exciting tales of the South American rainforest.
1827 - His father enrolled him in a Bachelor of Arts course at Christ's College, University of Cambridge to qualify as a clergyman but he preferred riding and shooting to studying. He met Reverend John Stevens Henslow, professor of botany.
1831-1836 - Accompanied H. M. S. Beagle as naturalist on voyage throughout much of Southern Hemisphere.
1837 - Elected to the Council of the Geographical Society on the 7th of February.
1838 - He went to Scotland to have a break and did some research works.
1839 - Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society on the 24th of January.
- Married Emma Wedgwood at Maer in an Anglican ceremony on the 29th of January.
1849 - Went to Malvern to improve his chronic ill health.
1853 - Earned the Royal Society's Royal Medal and it made his reputation as a biologist.
1854 - He continued his work on his theory of species.
1859 - Wrote his book entitled The Origin of Species.
1871 - He wrote his book entitled The Descent of Man.
1882 - He died on the 9th of April.
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