Which man was born on the same exact day as Abraham Lincoln?
-Edgar Allan Poe
Answer: How’s this for a coincidence? Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day, February 12, 1809. Lincoln and Darwin share similarities beyond their birthday and epic beards. Both lost their mothers at a young age: Darwin at 8 and Lincoln at 9. One was born in a log cabin in Kentucky to poor parents, the other in a country estate to a wealthy British family. The two never met. But they both changed the most basic ways that people viewed human existence and helped bring about a new era in the history of human thought.