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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 2

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Grand Central Station Opens
It was on this day in 1913 that the Grand Central Terminal, also known as Grand Central Station, in Midtown Manhattan in New York City opened. It was built by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. The station covers 48 acres, has 44 platforms (more than any other railroad station in the world) and serves 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower level. Soon after, mothers everywhere began to compare the activity in their homes to the activity at the station, which is also one of most visited tourist attractions in the United States.


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The First Groundhog Day
On this day in 1887, Punxsutawney Phil made his first appearance at Gobbler’s Knob as a rodent meteorologist. The rules then are the same as they are now: if the groundhog see his shadow, it is predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter. If he sees no shadow, an early spring is predicted. Thousands of people make the trek to Gobbler’s Knob each year for music and celebration. Ironically, the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, was released on February 12th.


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