Who doesn't love Peanuts and Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang? Last month's fire in Santa Rosa destroyed Schulz's home, occupied by his widow but the museum is still standing. Born on November 26, 1922. Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz (November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000) was an American cartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts proved one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, and is still widely reprinted on a daily basis.
Last cartoons: http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/January_2000_comic_strips
His Obit: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1126.html