0 Happy 60th, Charlie Brown

Peanuts comic strip, Oct. 2, 1960, Charles Schulz, Snoopy, Charlie Brown
 The first Peanuts comic strip was published on October 2, 1950.
The Peanuts comic strip, created by Charles M. Schulz (Nov. 26, 1922 – Feb. 12, 2000), turns 60 today! The popular comic strip has been featured in 75 countries and 21 languages, and appeared in over 2,200 newspapers.
Peanuts premiered on October 2, 1950, in eight newspapers: The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Minneapolis Tribune, The Allentown Call-Chronicle, The Bethlehem Globe-Times, The Denver Post, The Seattle Times, and The Boston Globe. It began as a daily strip. The very first strip was four panels long and showed Charlie Brown walking by two other young children, Shermy and Patty. Snoopy was also an early character in the strip, first appearing in the third strip, which ran on October 4. Most of the other characters that eventually became the main characters of Peanuts did not appear until later: Schroeder (May 1951), Lucy (March 1952), Linus (September 1952), Pig Pen (July 1954), Sally (August 1959), "Peppermint" Patty (August 1966), Woodstock (introduced April 1967; given a name in June 1970), Franklin (July 1968), and Marcie (July 1971). (source)
To honor the 60th anniversary of Peanuts celebrations are being held across the globe, including a series of events in the National Portrait Gallery and new exhibit in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Visit greatpumpkincountdown.com to learn about all of the tribute events and take part in this special anniversary celebration.

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