Doonesbury began as a continuation of Bull Tales, which appeared in the Yale University student newspaper, the Yale Daily News, from 1968 to 1970. It focused on local campus events at Yale. It became a daily strip in twenty-eight newspapers and was the first strip from Universal Press Syndicate. A Sunday strip began on March 21, 1971. The strip became known for its social and political commentary and is one of the longest running comic strips of all time.
Doonesbury is written and penciled by Garry Trudeau, then inked and lettered by an assistant:Don Carlton then Todd Pound. Sunday strips are colored in by George Corsillo.
Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau turned 68 in July.
(FoxNews) – The earliest known stone inscription of the 10 Commandments is available to the highest bidder on Nov. 16, but don’t dust off your mantle at home just yet: this relic has to be shown off in public.
The stone is presented by Heritage Auctions in the properties of the Living Torah Museum Auction, and will be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California. It is believed to have been carved sometime between 300 and 500 CE, and is assumed to be from a synagogue that was either destroyed by Romans between 400 and 600 CE or by 11th-century crusaders.
It is described as a square, white marble slab, weighing roughly 115 lbs. and inscribed with 20 lines of text. Each line contains between 11 and 15 characters of Paleo-Hebrew, or Samaritan, dialect.
Bobby Vee (Robert Thomas Velline) ( April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016)
(AP) – Pop idol Bobby Vee, the 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock ‘n’ roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died.
According to his son Jeff, Vee, whose 38 Hot 100 hits included the chart- topping "Take Good Care of My Baby", died today of advanced Alzheimer’s disease. He was diagnosed with the illness in 2011, and performed his last show that year.
LONDON (AP) – A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold at auction for $104,000 by Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, western England on Saturday.
The key belonged to Sidney Sedunary, a 23-year-old ship’s steward. He was one of the 1,500 people who died when the state-of-the-art passenger liner stuck an iceberg and sank August 15,1912 during its maiden voyage from England to New York.
The key, attached to a brass tag stamped "Locker 14 F Deck," was sent to Sedunary’s pregnant widow after his body was recovered. Prices for Titanic artifacts have soared in recent years.