5 Things You Didn't Know About Charlie Brown

October 2, 2014 2:17 PM

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Charlie Brown

The first "Peanuts" comic strip was published on Oct. 2, 1950. Charles Schulz was 27 at the time. The cartoonist, who died at the age of 77 in 2000, was said to have lived a life similar to his character of Charlie Brown, often expressing feelings such as, "I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to it."

Although he may have always hated the name, "Peanuts" became a $1 billion a year business and remains one of the most beloved additions to American pop culture of all time.

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