Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.
1866: President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over. The fighting had stopped months earlier.
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