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BOOK PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Winnie-the-Pooh is the first volume of stories about Winnie-
the-Pooh
, by A. A. Milne (below).

Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh for a teddy bear owned by
his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character
Christopher Robin. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet,
Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger, were incorporated into Milne’s stories.

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Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882- January 31, 1956)


Milne with his son Christopher Robin and
Pooh Bear.

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BRIGITTE BARDOT IS 82 TODAY

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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot

French actress Brigitte Bardot, one of the best known sex symbols of the
1950s and ’60s, starred in a number of films. She was nominated for a
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in the 1965 film Viva
Maria!
She studied ballet for three years at the Conservatoire de Paris, in
hopes of becoming a professional. Bardot established the Brigitte Bardot
Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals after her retirement
in 1973.

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1947


"The Lassie Show" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute weekly 
program that aired until 1950. The series was an anthology and had
no recurring human characters. Lassie actually barked and whined
on cue for the series, but animal imitator Earl Keen did growls and
other sounds, as well as the sounds of other animals. The series
was sponsored by Red Heart dog food.

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OREGON ZOO ELEPHANT IS 54 TODAY!

Packy was born April 14, 1962. He’s an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, Portland Zoological Gardens at the time, in Portland, Oregon. Packy is famous for having
been the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years. Currently, he
is the oldest male Asian elephant in North America.


The new elephant habitat at the Oregon Zoo.

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DAN HAGGERTY HAS DIED AT 74



Dan Haggerty (November 19, 1941 – January 15, 2016)

Haggerty was best known for the title role in The Life and Times of Grizzly
Adams
 on NBC. He also played Jeremiah—a modern day version of Grizzly
Adams—in the films Grizzly Mountain (1997) and Escape to Grizzly Mountain 
(2000). According to his manager the ’70s star died of cancer surrounded by
his kids. Haggerty had been battling cancer of the spine since last year.

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