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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
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 …

This Day in Pop Culture for February 17

Random Acts of Kindness Day began on February 17, 1995.

Random Acts of Kindness Becomes a Thing

You’ve heard of “random acts of kindness” where people do simple things for others, usually strangers, as a way of being kind. The official day began on this day in 1995 and is now a full week celebration. “It’s simply an opportunity to leave the world better than we found it and inspire others to do the same,” says The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK). “We believe in the power of kindness to improve the way people see and experience the world, and provide a digital platform and free resources to empower individuals, communities, and schools to take action.”



The Volkswagon Beetle became the world's best-selling car in 1972.

The Beetle Becomes World's Best-Selling Car

Herbie would be so proud. On this day on in 1972 the 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle came off the assembly line and broke a world record held for more than forty years by the Ford Motor Company's iconic Model T, which was in production from 1908 and 1927. The Beetle made its way to the U.S. shores in the 1950s. In 1968, Disney released The Love Bug into theaters with great success. Many sequels followed. In July of 2003, the last original Beetle rolled off the line in Mexico.


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