Year the the first work featuring Tarzan, "Tarzan of the Apes," was published:

Edgar Rice Burroughs released his first novel featuring the Tarzan character in 1914. In "Tarzan of the Apes" Tarzan described himself as "killer of beasts and many black men." Burroughs never actually set foot in Africa, which may explain why Tarzan was able to kill lions by wrestling them into a full-nelson hold and battled tigers, which are found only in Asia.
Source: New York Times, 8/6/2009

  Archie makes his first appearance in a comic book:

December 1941
Archie made his first appearance in a comic book in Pep Comics, published in December of 1941. Archie did not appear in his own comic book until November of 1942.
Source: Boston Globe, 12/30/2001

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Don Rickles first refers to someone as a "hockey puck":

Don Rickles first used the term "hockey puck" to refer to a despised person in 1963, on an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Source: Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang,

  Date of the last "Bloom County" comic strip:

August 6, 1989
On December 8, 1980, the comic strip "Bloom County" first appeared in print, featuring riffs on politics and pop culture by talking animals and precocious kids. The strip, which eventually ran in 1,200 newspapers, had its last appearance on August 6, 1989. Its creator, Berkeley Breathed, said at the time, "A good comic strip is no more eternal than a ripe melon. The ugly truth is that in most cases, comics age less gracefully than their creators."
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/12/2006