Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are located 300 miles off of South America’s eastern coast in the Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago is classified as a British overseas territory but has internal self-governance. The Falkland Islands have been historically controversial as various nations vied for control; France, Britain, Spain, and Argentina have all claimed rule of the islands at various points in history. The Falklands War in 1982 was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom for control over the territory.


Latitude: -51.796253000000
Longitude: -59.523613000000

Timeline of Events Associated with Falkland Islands

Date Event Manage
Oct 1831 to Oct 1836

Darwin's voyage on the Beagle

Photograph of Charles DarwinFrom October 1831 to October 1836, Charles Darwin circumnavigated the world as ship’s naturalist on board the H.M.S. Beagle; he later published his first book based on the journal of his experiences and observations during the voyage. Image: Henry Maull and John Fox, Photograph of Charles Darwin (c. 1854). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Nancy Armstrong, “On Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man, 24 February 1871″

Ian Duncan, “On Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

Anna Henchman, “Charles Darwin’s Final Book on Earthworms, 1881”

Cannon Schmitt, “On the Publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, 1859″

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