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Farewell to Peanuts
On this day in 2000, the last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers, one day after the death of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Since October 2nd, 1950 to February 13th, 2000, the Peanuts ran in newspapers all over the world, with an estimated readership of 355 million in 75 countries, in 2600 newspapers and in 21 different languages. By February 13th, 2000, 17897 Peanuts comic strips had been published, and remains the most popular comic of all time.
By 2000, Charles M. Schulz had been producing Peanuts comics for almost 50 years. He had decided that he had to retire as a cartoonist due to failing health from colon cancer. There had been discussion of continuing on the Peanuts comics after Schulz’s retirement, however Schulz had written in his…
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Perfectly said Shelley xx
With the brilliant Tony Benn seriously ill and staying in an NHS ward, and having spent the past few days at one of our leading London NHS hospitals, I am grateful (yet again) to Aneurin Bevan and Clement Attlee for the NHS. I am also grateful to the incredible support from those we know really well, those we know a little bit and those we hardly know at all, who have rallied around us, sent messages offering help, food, transport, laughter. To me this is a microcosm of what socialism is, helping each other while helping ourselves. We know that lots of our friends are under pressure financially, have sick partners, elderly parents or siblings or children who need care. We know we are not alone in sickness and in health, and yet the extreme and wonderful gifts of love and care that have come our way, make me want…
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