Charles Monroe Schulz born.
Schulz enrolls in Art Instruction Correspondence Course.
"Sparky" Schulz's drawings are rejected from his high school yearbook.
Schulz ships out for Army service, days after his mother dies of cancer.
Schulz joins the evangelical Church of God, which promotes the universal brotherhood of Christians.
The first Peanuts strip is published. Donna Wold, Sparky's red-haired first love, tells him she is going to marry someone else.
Schulz marries Joyce Halverson.
Schulz and family move from Minnesota to Northern California.
Hallmark produces the first Peanuts greetings cards.
Peanuts is featured on the cover of Time Magazine. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" airs and wins an Emmy and a Peabody.
Schulz's father dies while visiting him in California.
Schulz and Joyce's Redwood Empire Ice Arena opens in Santa Rosa. Charlie Brown and Snoopy accompany astronauts to the moon on Apollo X.
Schulz and Joyce divorce.
Schulz marries Jeannie.
Schulz has heart bypass surgery - hand is shaky thereafter.
A Peanuts exhibit, "Snoopy in Fashion," opens at the Louvre, while in the same year the Smithsonian presents "This Is Your Childhood, Charlie Brown... Children in American Culture, 1945-1970."
Schulz announces his retirement.
Schulz dies from colon cancer, the same day his last strip runs in the papers.