On this day: February 12

POSTED: 04:16 PM PST Feb 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 11, 2016 

Charles Darwin and Abe Lincoln share a birthday, Superman makes his radio debut, President Clinton is acquitted in his impeachment trial, and Charles Schulz dies, all on this day.

OTD February 12 - Franco Zeffirelli
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1923: Film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, best known for his 1968 version of "Romeo and Juliet," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, is born Gianfranco Corsi in Florence, Italy. He is also known for his 1967 version of "The Taming of the Shrew," starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and was a member of the Italian Senate from 1994 to 2001.


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