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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 June 3

Rock and Rock was banned Santa Cruz on June 3, 1956.

Rock and Roll is Banned

The generation gap couldn’t have been wider in 1956 when older generations couldn’t wrap their heads around the fact that younger generations were turning to radically different music tastes. But things came to a head in Santa Cruz, California when about 200 teenagers showed up to the city’s Civic Auditorium to dance to the music of Chuck Higgins and his orchestra. When the police showed up to the event to check on it, Lieutenant Richard Overton reported that the crowd was engaging in “suggestive, stimulating and tantalizing motions induced by the provocative rhythms of an all-negro band.” It was on this day that city authorities of Santa Cruz announced a total ban on rock and roll at public gatherings stating that it was “detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth and community.” Two weeks later a similar bans were created I Asbury Park, New Jersey and San Antonio, Texas. Of course, these bans didn’t last for very long.


Major Edward H. White II was the first American to walk in space on June 3, 1965.

An American Walks in Space

On this day in 1965, Major Edward H. White II stepped out of the Gemini 4 capsule to become the first American astronaut to walk in space. Of course, he was attached to the capsule via a 23-foot tether. He walked for 20 minutes. Bet he didn’t even break a sweat. White however was not the first man to walk in space. That distinction went to Soviet cosmonaut Alesksei A. Lenonov who did so on March 18 of that same year.

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