The theory of evolution, also called Darwinism, is a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist, Charles Darwin. The theory states all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

Comet Donati

Comet Donati, the first comet to be photographed, is discovered by Giovanni Battista Donati and remains visible for several months afterwards.


The Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad opened on June 17, operating 95 miles from Goldsboro, North Carolina to New Bern, North Carolina.

New Addition

There has been a new state added to the United States. Oregon is the 33rd state in the U.S.