ARTS & CULTURE
11/26/2012 08:25 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday, Charles Schulz: 20 Things You Didn't Know About The Peanuts Creator (SLIDESHOW)

Today is the birthday of American cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz. The "Peanuts" creator would turn 90 years old if he were still alive today.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Schulz is remembered most fondly for the wholesome characters he created throughout his 50-year-long career. Among them are the eternally hesitant Charlie Brown and the mischievous Snoopy, two characters who came to represent the iconic four-panel gag strip known as "Peanuts." Schulz devoted much of his life to the American comic standard, which ran up until the day after his death in 2000.

In honor of the 90th anniversary of Schulz's birth, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the man behind the cartoon, so we've put together 20 facts you might not have known about the great American artist. Scroll through the slideshow below and let us know what your favorite "Peanuts" moments are in the comments section.

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Charles Schulz Trivia

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