Timeline – 2001 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, October 14, 2001.

In the episode above we had a little fun imagining what the early years of Lt. Fuzz’s life might have been like. Only he would aspire to a place in the “Desk Jockey Hall of Fame.”

Fuzz is the character that was patterned after Mort Walker’s own role as an Army lieutenant in World War II.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, June 10, 2001.

The Sunday page above features Sgt. Louise Lugg who first appeared in the strip in 1986.  Below is the week in which she made her debut.

She is a tough cookie who looks like she’ll provide Sarge with some competition.  She starts bossing him around immediately and in the third episode gives Beetle a beating.  The sequence also introduced her cat, Bella, who scares the hat off Otto’s head.
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Timeline – 2000 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, February 6, 2000.

The International Day of Peace, a United Nations-sanctioned holiday, is observed annually on September 21. Dedicated to world peace, it was first celebrated in 1982.  The ringing of the United Nations Peace Bell at its headquarters in New York City is among the many events that take place on what is also known as World Peace Day.  There is an inscription on the side of the bell that reads, “Long live absolute world peace.”
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