TODAY IN HISTORY
British naturalist Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.
Nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department and two civilians were killed when a bomb exploded inside a police station.
British Overseas Airways Corp. was formally established.
A fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds raced through the canyons and mountains of Malibu for the second time in little more than a month, destroying some 50homes.