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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 October 13

33 Miners are Rescued
On Thursday, August 5, 2010, a "significant" cave-in occurred at the San Jose copper and gold mine located in northern Chile trapping 33 miners. On this day, 69 days later in what is now known as the Copiapo Mining Accident, all were rescued in what many see as an absolute miracle. The miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground and about three miles away from the mine's entrance. 17 days after the event occurred, a drill bit used in an exploratory borehole came back to the surface with a note from the miners below that read, "We are well in the shelter, the 33 of us." While a new plan was developed to get the men out, rescuers were able to send food, drink and other supplies to the miners until they were able to get the men out. On November 13, 2015, the movie, The 33 was released sharing this incredible journey.

'Happy Birthday to You' is Copyright Registered
As of 1988 and according to Guinness Book of World Records, the “Happy Birthday” song is the most recognized song in the English language. (It is followed by “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.”) Copyrighted on this day, the song’s melody comes from the song, “Good Morning to All” and was written by Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893. In 1988, Warner/Chappell Music purchased the company owning the copyright for $25 million. The song has a value estimated at $5 million and the copyright should not expire until 2030. On September 22, 2015, a U.S. District Court Judge George H. King ruled in favor of filmmakers by putting the song into public domain.


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