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On this day: February 12

Published On: Feb 11 2013 06:16:08 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 12 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - gay marriage San Francisco
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2004: The city of San Francisco, Calif., begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom, despite gay marriage being against state law at the time. In August 2004, the Supreme Court of California annulled the marriages that Newsom had authorized.

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