Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin's statue, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, the Lincoln Memorial, Charles R. Darwin, NY Times puzzle entries -- collage by Donald From The New York Times Crossword in Gothic, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Two hundred years ago on February 12, 1809, who knew?! ABRAHAM LINCOLN (47A. Notable born 2/12/1809) and CHARLES R DARWIN (28A. Notable born 2/12/1809), REPUBLICAN PARTY (61A. 47-Across led it) and ORIGIN OF SPECIES (17A. Influential work by 28-Across) are the interrelated entries of this February 12, 2009 crossword puzzle. Lincoln and Darwin were born and lived an ocean apart with entirely different careers, but they were both liberators, each in his own way. This timely crossword is an imaginative homage in miniature to two giants of history. Go HERE.