Wednesday, June 17, 2009

May 21, 1951: Those were the days

Here's another example of how times changed since Peanuts began.  We haven't had a draft in the U.S. since Vietnam.  (Mind, there was no draft going on at the time this strip saw publication, either.)

Note: Vooodooo84 notes in comments that there was a draft at that time, for the Korean War. My mistake.


  1. There actually was a draft going on at this time, the Korean War occured between 1950 and 1953. During that time over 1.5 million men were drafted.

  2. Hm... must have gotten my years wrong. Sorry about that.