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ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND CHARLES DARWIN-commonalities on the celebration of their 200th birthdays

 
 
Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 12:33 pm
In reality, both were racists. DArwin was a "benign" paternal racist and Lincoln , who was really a segregationist. ANy others besides this and their common 200th birthdays (coming up on Feb 12 2009).

Did Lincoln have a secretary named Darwin and Darwin have a secretary named Lincoln? (I made that up)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 01:06 pm
Jan 1st - John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
Jan 2nd - Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
Jan 4th - Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)
Jan 15th - Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
Jan 15th - Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
Jan 18th - Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
Jan 19th - Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
Jan 20th - Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
Jan 23rd - Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
Feb 3rd - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos)
Feb 7th - Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
Feb 12th - Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th pres (1861-65)
Feb 12th - Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)
Feb 15th - Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor (Mechanical reaper)
Feb 15th - André Dumont, Belgian geologist (d. 1857)
Feb 20th - Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
Feb 20th - Henry Walton Wessells, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
Feb 24th - Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
Feb 25th - George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
Mar 3rd - Sophia Hawthorne, writer
Mar 10th - William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1864
Mar 15th - Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st pres of Liberia
Mar 15th - Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
Mar 19th - Fredrik Pacius, composer
Mar 24th - Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
Mar 27th - Georges Eugene Haussmann, Paris France, architect
Mar 31st - Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
Mar 31st - Nikolai Gogol, father of 19th-century Russian realism (Dead Souls)
Mar 31st - Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
Apr 1st - Nikolai Gogol, writer
Apr 1st - Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner
Apr 4th - Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
Apr 14th - George W Vreede, Dutch lawyer/politician
Apr 15th - Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician
Apr 17th - Philip St George Cocke, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
Apr 20th - John Smith Preston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1881
Apr 21st - Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)
Apr 23rd - Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer
Apr 28th - Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist
May 6th - William Walker, composer
May 31st - Franz Joseph Haydn, Vienna Austria, composer
Jun 13th - George Philip St Cooke, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895
Jun 15th - François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
Jun 18th - Sylvanus William Godon, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1879
Jun 27th - Francois de Canrobert, French marshal/parliament member
Jul 8th - Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)
Jul 9th - Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist
Jul 10th - Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (d. 1889)
Jul 28th - Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
Jul 30th - Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
Aug 6th - Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England
Aug 9th - William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo
Aug 21st - Francesco Schira, composer
Aug 23rd - Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
Aug 27th - Hannibal Hamlin, (R) 15th VP (1861-65)
Aug 29th - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)
Aug 30th - Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer
Sep 5th - Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (d. 1880)
Sep 9th - William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890
Sep 20th - Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army)
Sep 27th - Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1877
Oct 2nd - Anton Emil Titl, composer
Oct 4th - Albrecht F H, prince of Prussia
Oct 4th - Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
Oct 11th - Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
Oct 22nd - Federico Ricci, composer
Oct 22nd - Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)
Oct 27th - Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname
Nov 4th - Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1874)
Nov 9th - Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1877
Nov 13th - John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon)
Nov 23rd - Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Nov 26th - Mariano Obiols, composer
Nov 27th - Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)
Nov 30th - Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer
Dec 3rd - Thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
Dec 6th - Stephen Thomas, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
Dec 16th - Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance
Dec 19th - Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)
Dec 20th - Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer
Dec 22nd - Benedict Augustin Morel, Vienna, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox)
Dec 24th - Christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter
Dec 24th - Kit Carson, American frontiersman (d. 1868)
Dec 26th - William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883
Dec 29th - Albert Pike, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
Dec 29th - William Ewart Gladstone, (Lib) British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94)

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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 01:09 pm
@farmerman,
They both had beards.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 01:52 pm
@Green Witch,
you mean that their wives were just coverups for a gay lifestyle?

Ive heard the stories that Charles and SYms Cuvington used to bathe together.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 01:55 pm
@farmerman,
Neither of them had the fashion sense to be gay. So that's another thing they had in common.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 01:57 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Ive heard the stories that Charles and SYms Cuvington used to bathe together.


I did hear on PBS the other night that Lincoln often slept in the same bed with other attorneys when he "rode the circuit".
aidan
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 02:07 pm
@Green Witch,
They were both born on my brother's birthday.
Are either of them left handed? (My brother is).
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 02:26 pm
@farmerman,
If you add up the letters in Abraham Lincoln's name and in Charles Darwin's name...and subtract 1 from the total for Lincoln...they both total 13. And if you subtract 1 from that...you come up with the day of the month on which they were both born...and if you subtract the 1 from 12...you are left with just the 2...which gives you the Month they were born.

Tell me all that is just a coincidence!
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 02:45 pm
@farmerman,
They were both men.

And they both believed that humans were created by a benevolent race of aliens from the planet Wamawama, oh wait a minute, that's Gunga. Never mind.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 02:47 pm
@farmerman,
in 2008 the "royal ontario museum" in toronto hosted the exhibition : charles darwin - the evolution revolution .
since we were in toronto for the weekend we spent the better part of a day at the exhibition . we were quite fascinated to see his journals and various instruments and paraphernalia .
it's one thing to read his books and read about him - actually seeing his notebooks etc. really made me feel "connected" .
hbg

http://www.rom.on.ca/news/releases/public.php?mediakey=2uxz8sgz1z
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2009 04:11 pm
Im gonna total these things up and put out a Lincoln and DArwin coincidence? memo to the Highland BAptist Church, they are having a "prince of Satan" celebration on the event of Darwins Birthday. Im thinking that they are not big supporters of DArwin.
hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2009 06:44 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote :

Quote:
Im gonna total these things up and put out a Lincoln and DArwin coincidence? memo to the Highland BAptist Church, they are having a "prince of Satan" celebration on the event of Darwins Birthday. Im thinking that they are not big supporters of DArwin.


just walk across the street to the catholic church where you and darwin will now be welcomed !

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5705331.ece

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The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin was on the right track when he claimed that Man descended from apes.


reminds me of an old joke .
father questioning son upon return from school .
father : "son , what did you learn in the school today ? "
son : "we learned that man descendet from apes , father "
father - indignant : "perhaps you descendet from apes , i sure did not ! "





Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2009 07:37 pm
@hamburger,
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reminds me of an old joke .
father questioning son upon return from school .
father : "son , what did you learn in the school today ? "
son : "we learned that man descendet from apes , father "
father - indignant : "perhaps you descendet from apes , i sure did not ! "


And when the boy told his mother the same thing, she said, "Oh, that's only on your father's side of the family."
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2009 08:31 pm
@farmerman,
Lincoln had a dog and Darwin was on a ship named after a dog.


And Darwin had the good sense to never go to the theater.
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