October 2, 1950

Minnesota’s Own Charles Schulz after several rejections, Schulz sold his Li’l Folks strip to United Feature Syndicate. They renamed his strip Peanuts, a title he never liked. On October 2, 1950 — Peanuts debuted in seven newspapers The syndicate paid Schulz $90 for his first month of strips.
Charles Monroe Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the only child of Dena and Carl Schulz, a hard-working St. Paul barber. An uncle nicknamed him “Sparky” after Sparkplug, a horse in the Barney Google comic strip.

Thanks to Mr. Gunderson’s 6th grade class at Virginia-Roosevelt Elementary School for the research on October’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

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