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Charles M. Schulz Honored with Congressional Gold Medal
WAS2001060704 - 07 JUNE 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Wife Jean and daughter Jill examine the posthumous Congressional Gold Medal honoring Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, during ceremonies on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 7, 2001. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American cartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts proved one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, and is still widely reprinted on a daily basis.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Schulz grew up in Saint Paul. He was the only child of Carl Schulz, who was German, and Dena Halverson, who was Norwegian. His uncle nicknamed him "Sparky" after the horse Spark Plug in the Barney Google comic strip.

Schulz loved drawing and sometimes drew his family dog, Spike, who ate unusual things, such as pins and tacks. Schulz drew a picture of Spike and sent it to Ripley's Believe It or Not!; his drawing appeared in the comic published by Robert Ripley, captioned "A hunting dog that eats pins, tacks, and razor blades is owned by C. F. Schulz, St. Paul, Minn." and "Drawn by 'Sparky'" (C.F. was his father, Carl Fred Schulz.)

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