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BOOK MADE ITS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Author A.A. Milne is most famous for his Winnie The Pooh book about a boy
named
Christopher Robin after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and various characters inspired by his son’s stuffed animals, most notably the bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Alan Alexander Milne with his son Christopher Robin Milne and his
stuffed animal named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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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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THE DOOR-TO-DOOR BOOK SALESMAN

The Encyclopedia Britannica was first published in 1768 and appeared in fifteen
official editions. On March 14, 2012, Britannica announced it would not be printing
any more sets of its paper version, which accounted for less than 1 percent of its
sales, and would instead focus on its DVD and on-line versions. It had not printed
any new sets since 2010. The "Book of the Year" continues to be published even
today.


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SHOW DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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Original run on NBC: February 25, 1950 – June 5, 1954

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AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1850

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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894)

Scottish born author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the classic adventure
novel Treasure Island, and the psychological thriller The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde. His other popular and widely translated works include
A Child’s Garden of Verses and Kidnapped.

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