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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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The comic strip Blondie was created by cartoonist Chic Young who drew
the strip until his death in 1973, when
creative control passed to his son
Dean Young, who continues to write the strip.

The success of the strip, distributed by King Features Syndicate, led to
the long-running Blondie film series (1938–1950) and the popular Blondie
radio program (1939–1950).

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Charles D. “Chic” Young

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Dean Young

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COMIC STRIP LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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The comic strip Li’l Abner featured a fictional clan of hillbillies in the mountain
village of Dogpatch,Kentucky. Written and drawn by Al Capp (1909–1979), the
strip ran for 43 years, from August 13, 1934 through November 13, 1977. It was distributed by United Feature Syndicate.

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Al Capp

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~ 45 YEARS AGO

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Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski outside their home on Cielo Drive, 1969

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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Little Orphan Annie was a daily comic strip created by Harold Gray and was syndicated by Tribune Media Services. The strip took its name from the
1885 poem "
Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley, and made its
debut in the New York Daily News.

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Harold Gray (1894–1968)

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THE SLAPPING INCIDENT

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Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the Seventh U.S. Army, visited a 
military hospital in Sicily where he confronted a soldier who was hospitalized
for "battle fatigue". He accused the private, 18-year-old Charles H. Kuhl, of
being a coward and slapped him twice.

Patton’s superior, General Dwight Eisenhower, compelled him to apologize
and sidelined him for almost a year after the incident.

Congress
and the general public expressed both support and disdain for
Patton’s actions,

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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