When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Columbia Releases the First LP Record

The first LP record, "The Voice of Frank Sinatra," was released on June 21, 1948.
June 21, 1948
On this day in 1948, Columbia Records introduced the Long Playing "microgroove" LP record format which rotated at 33⅓ revolutions per minute. The album? A re-issue of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra” which had been released two years earlier as a four 78 RPM record set. Although the standard size of the LP became 12 inches, the first came out at a size of 10 inches. The majority of the first LPs were of classical music given their longer pieces of music. The success of Columbia records prompted Captiol Records to release their own LPs in 1949 and RCA Victor in 1950.

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