24. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln Share A Birthday and Continue to Honor Them
Charles Darwin came into this world on the same day as Abraham Lincoln, who grew up to become the 16th President of the United States. While Lincoln’s home became a small log cabin in Kentucky as his parents struggled to survive, Darwin lived well.
Today, both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln receive celebrations on the same day. While February 12 is internationally known as “Darwin Day.” Many people honor Abraham Lincoln, as well. In fact, many states, such as New York, California, Missouri, and Kentucky, hold February 12th as a holiday in honor of Lincoln’s birthday.