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UK Parliamentarians Calling For Charles Darwin National Holiday

Source: The Canadian Press (London)
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014


A group of 10 MP's, led by MP Ashok Kumar, is calling for February 12, the birthdate of Charles Darwin, to be made a new national holiday, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the scientist's birth.

Due to the delays in the process leading up to the declaration of a new public holiday in the UK, it is certain that this proposal, even if it were to pass, would not do so this year.



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