Big shock in the English League Cup this week: Manchester United suffered a humiliating defeat (4-0) against Milton Keynes, a club from the third division. But my eye was caught by a more obscure result, Leicester City (newcomer in the Premier League this season) lost 0-1 against Shrewsbury Town (playing in the fourth division!). The only goal of the match was scored by Andy Magan.
"Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury on 12th February 1809. His birthplace was a house called 'The Mount' that was built by his father, Dr Robert Darwin, in an elevated position overlooking the town. Charles spent his childhood in Shrewsbury but left it to attend university from 1825-1831 and for his voyage on 'The Beagle' 1831-1836. However, Shrewsbury remained his home and it was Shrewsbury and his family to which he returned between terms from university and after his great voyage. Although he spent most of the rest of his life living in London and Kent, he continued to visit Shrewsbury until his father's death in 1848 and, much later, on a memorable occasion in 1869 - three years after the death of his sister Susan in 1866 and the subsequent sale of The Mount."
|Darwin's Birthplace: The Mount in Shewsbury|
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