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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 March 30

Jeopardy! aired for the first time March 30, 1964.

Jeopardy! Airs For the First Time 

Jeopardy!’s long-held gimmick was that instead of the host asking trivia questions, he would give the answers and the contestants would reply with the correct question. Those who are younger may not realize how long the game show Jeopardy! has been on the air. The very first airing of show was on this day in 1964 as a daytime game show for NBC. Created by Merv Griffin, the original show had a long run from 1964 to 1975. A revival of the show, The All-New Jeopardy! Ran on NBC from 1978 to 1979, but it is the current syndicated show that most are familiar with. The current version of the show began airing on September 10, 1984. It has been hosted by Alex Trebek and Johnny Gilbert as served as the announcer since day one. Now in its 32nd season the current show has won 31 Daytime Emmy Awards to date.


Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981.

President Ronald Reagan is Shot

Many still remember where they were when they first heard that President Ronald Reagan had been shot on this day in 1981. John Hinkley Jr. shot at Regan outside of a Washington D.C. hotel. Other victims included Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, policeman Thomas Delahaney and James Brady who was left with permanent brain damage. Ironically, the 70-year-old wasn’t even aware that he had been shot at first and even though he was suffering from a collapsed lung, he walked into the hospital under his own power and told his wife just before surgery, “Honey, I forgot to duck.”


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