Charles Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 26, 1922, He launched his comic strip Peanuts® in 1950. Featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown, among many other memorable and beloved characters. Over the years, the strip would run in more than 2,000 newspapers and in many languages. Peanuts® also expanded into TV specials like the Emmy-winning A Charlie Brown Christmas®,as well as books and a huge merchandise collection. Schulz died on February 12, 2000.