On this day in 1950...


Legendary Minnesotan Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts was first seen in print in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1947.

It was on this day in 1950 that one of the most influential comic strips ever struck it big, appearing in nine newspapers nationwide including The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Minneapolis Tribune.

From there, the publication only gained momentum, at its peak running in nearly 2,600 newspapers weekly, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries.

Schulz earned more than $1 billion off the comic strip before passing away on Feb. 12, 2000 in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Next Up