Charles Darwin's great work on evolution is published in London
Perhaps the most influential book of the century, Charles Darwin's, Origin of the Species By Means of Natural Selection: Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life was published in London on this date at the cost of fifteen shillings a copy. The first print sold out long before the end of the day. (By John Osborne)
Peter J. Bowler, Charles Darwin,The Man and His Influence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 114.