Today is Big Birthday Thursday!
In addition to all the random people celebrating birthdays today â€” Ray Manzarek, Arsenio Hall, former Boston Celtics center, Bill Russell, Jim Creeggan, bass player for Barenaked Ladies, etc. â€” both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln turn the big 200.
Darwin’s and Lincoln’s lives and accomplishments are still in the public consciousness; Darwin in part because of the political struggles between evolutionists and creationists, and Lincoln becauseÂ the U.S. just elected its firstÂ black president.Â
So today’s Inquisition is an obvious one:
Who would win in a fight between Chuck Darwin and Abe Lincoln?
Or if you’re not in a violent mood:
Do you do anything toÂ celebrate birthdays (yours or other people’s), or is it just another day? And if you’re big on birthdays, what’s your most memorable birthday?