February 12, 1809: What a day (to be born)!


On this day, 200 years ago, two boys were born, an ocean apart, who would forever alter the course of the world. Just think about it for a second.  Both the man who (is not nearly as perfect as many politicians like to remember - see: Emancipation Proclamation) paved the way to free (most) slaves in the divided Union and the man who single-handidly turned the scientific community on it's head (see: natural selection) began their incredible life journeys on this day, back in 1809. Talk about a day in history...Happy Birthday Abe and Charlie!