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 - Bill Russell
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1934: Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Russell, who won 11 NBA championships during his 13-year career with the Boston Celtics, is born in Monroe, Louisiana. The five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star also led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA championships (1955, 1956) and won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of Team USA.


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