On March 3rd the daily Doonesbury launched its Classic series, which started with the first-ever strip and has been marching its way through the seventies at a four-weeks-from-each-year clip (with new Sundays).
Today's 1976 strip, which showed Joanie and Rick, after weeks of courtship amid Ginny Slade's congressional compaign, in bed together peacefully happy and naked, is a classic Classic that provoked an earth-moving rumble and stir. Over 30 papers dropped it, including the Boston Globe, which was picketed by M.I.T. students bearing signs reading, "Joanie, we forgive you."
You can read an extended revisiting of the whole storyline -- including the memorable three-strip-wordless sequence which culminated with today's strip -- by clicking over to this newly-posted FAQ.