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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 28

Elsa Lanchester
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Elsa Lanchester is Born
While you may not know the actress Elsa Lanchester by name, you definitely have seen her in one of her acting character rolls. Lanchester, who was born on this day in 1902, is best known for her portray as the “Monster’s mate” in the classic 1935 flick, The Bride of Frankenstein. She also had bit rolls in many Disney movies including Disney’s Blackbeard’s Ghost, That Darn Cat! and she played Katie Nanna from Mary Poppins.


USS Eldridge
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The Philadelphia Experiment
It was on this day in 1943 that the U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge became invisible or “cloaked” to enemy devices say some conspiracy theorists. The event is commonly known as “The Philadelphia Experiment.” The story goes that astronomer Morris K. Jessup, author of The Case for the UFO, received two letters from Carlos Miguel Allende who made the claim that he saw the secret experiment at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard where the ship became invisible and was teleported to New York as well as another dimension, which cost the lives of some of the ship’s soldiers. Jessup concluded that the writer was a bit off.


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