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November 24, 1859

Origin of Species Published

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England. Darwin's theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called "natural selection." In natural selection, organisms with genetic va...

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November 24, 1974

3 Million Year-Old Lucy Discovered

On this day in 1974, a discovery was made deep inside the Awash Valley of central Ethiopia, that would throw new light on the long road of human evolution. A team of paleoanthropologists, lead by the American Donald Johanson, unearthed the skeletal remains of a female Australopithecus afarensis, a b...

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November 24, 1864

Toulouse-Lautrec Born, Paints Paris Nightlife

"On this day in 1864, Post-Impressionist French master painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, whose animated renderings pulsated with the decadent scenes and heady emotions of fin de si├Ęcle nightlife in Paris, was born. Born Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, Lautrec was the firstborn...

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