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Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, led the country through the Civil War. Britain’s Charles Darwin is famous for his theory on evolution, which he published in the book, On the Origin of Species. Both men are remembered today for their impact on history.
Watch a video about Abraham Lincoln’s life.
Learn about the inspiration behind Darwin’s theory in National Geographic Magazine.
In 2009, the United States mint will be releasing a series of four new pennies celebrating the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born in 1809, and the first Lincoln penny was made in 1909.
The “tails” side of the new pennies will feature four different designs marking major periods in Lincoln’s life–his childhood, his formative years in Indiana, his early professional life in Illinois, and his presidency in Washington, D.C. The “heads” sign will continue to carry the familiar Lincoln portrait.
Illustration courtesy United States Mint