On this day: February 12

Published: Feb 11 2013 07:16:08 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 12 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Vasco da Gama
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1502: Four years after becoming the first European to reach India by sea, explorer Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.

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