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Last Original Peanuts Strip Is Printed

With 355 million readers in 75 countries at the peak of its popularity, Charles Schulz's Peanuts is one of the most beloved comic strips in the history of the medium. Among its principal characters are Charlie Brown, a gentle, puzzled boy, usually failing, yet always persevering; Lucy, his bossy, know-it-all friend; Linus, a philosophical tyke with a security blanket; and Snoopy, a romantic, self-deluded beagle. How long did Peanuts run?



"La Marseillaise"

"La Marseillaise" is the national anthem of France. It was written and composed in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle and became the rallying cry of the French Revolution. Originally known as the "Marching Song of the Rhine Army," it got its present name because it was first sung on the streets of Paris by troops from Marseille. The words of what famous revolutionary song written in 1870 were intended to be sung to the melody of "La Marseillaise"?

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Peter Gabriel

Gabriel is an English singer and songwriter who first came to fame as the lead vocalist, flutist, and percussionist of the progressive rock group Genesis. In the 1980s, he became an influential solo artist, producing music videos with groundbreaking special effects and writing the soundtrack for Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. What song did Gabriel perform at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy on February 10, 2006?

Last updated on Tuesday, 13th February 2007

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