All info and photos were found in this article on the Huffington Post online :)
Did you know...
Schulz was drafted into the Army during WWI?
The original name for the Peanuts gang was Lil' Folks? I like Peanuts a LOT better
although...Schulz did not ever like the name!
Some of the characters, like Linus and Shermy were named after friends of Schulz...and the "little red haired girl" was real! She was someone he dated, but she turned down his proposal...silly girl!
Network execs wanted the cartoon to have a laugh track...that would have just ruined it! so glad that never happened!
In his lifetime, Schulz created 17,897 Peanuts comic strips...impressive!
so there ya go! a few days belated birthday to one of my favorite people!