Here’s a little hump day pick-me-up: Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip. It debuted in seven newspapers on October 2, 1950. By 1952, it was appearing in over 40 papers across the country, and in 2000, just after creator Charles Schulz passed away, the strip was being printed in 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and in 21 languages. (In total, Schulz drew 17,897 strips for the series.)
In honor of the auspicious anniversary, browse all the strips at gocomics.com. You can even see the first appearance of Charlie Brown’s iconic zig-zag shirt (on December 21, 1950).
Another way to celebrate Charlie and the gang: Bake up some Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.