TiTH: Famous Spinach Eater Makes His Debut
On this day in 1929, Popeye, the Sailor Man, renowned comic-strip character, first appeared in print. The Victoria Advocate is credited as the first newspaper in the nation to run Elzie Crisler Segar's comic strip, originally called "Thimble Theatre," which starred the spinach-eating hero.
Segar (1894-1938) was born in Chester, Illinois,...
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