Birth of Charles Schulz
Famed cartoonist Charles Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 26, 1922.
From an early age, Charles Schulz had an affection for both comic strips and drawing. Every Sunday he and his father sat down together to read the funnies. The younger Schulz’s favorites included Skippy, Mickey Mouse, and Popeye. Schulz frequently drew the family dog, Spike, who had a habit of eating odd objects such as pins and tacks. In 1937, he sent a drawing of Spike to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and Robert Ripley published it in his syndicated panel.