The book was banned from the library of Trinity College, Cambridge, where Darwin had been a student.
In 1925, Tennessee banned the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools; the law remained in force until 1967.
Some of the most controversial books in history are now regarded as classics.
The Bible and works by Shakespeare are among those that have been banned over the past two thousand years.
1559: For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Church listed books that were prohibited to its members; but in this year, Pope Paul IV established the .