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 - Charles Schulz
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2000: Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts," dies of a heart attack at the age of 77 in Santa Rosa, California. Schulz, who had been battling health issues and was diagnosed with colon cancer in late 1999, had retired from drawing the strip in December 1999, with the last daily strip appearing on Jan. 3, 2000. At that point, five more original Sunday edition "Peanuts" strips had yet to be published. The last original "Peanuts" strip was published the day after Schulz's death, on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000.


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