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20/08/1858 Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution

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There was little immediate attention to this announcement of the theory; the president of the Linnean Society remarked that the year had not been marked by any revolutionary discoveries. Only one review rankled enough for Darwin to recall it later; Prof. Samuel Haughton claimed that "all that was new in them was false, and what was true was old".