Which man was born on the same exact day as Abraham Lincoln?
Answer: How’s this for a coincidence? Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day, February 12, 1809. Lincoln and Darwin share similarities beyond their birthday. Both lost their mothers at a young age: Darwin at 8 and Lincoln at 9. One was born in a log cabin in Kentucky to poor parents, the other in a country estate to a wealthy British family. The two never met. But they both changed the most basic ways that people viewed human existence and helped bring about a new era in the history of human thought.
Charles Robert Darwin 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.