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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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PRAYER BOOK SELLS DIVINELY!

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The Rothschild Prayer book

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A Renaissance prayer book has sold for $13.6 million,
just short of the auction record set 15 years ago for an illuminated manuscript.

Christie’s auction house says the Rothschild Prayer book was purchased
Wednesday by a private collector bidding by telephone.

The ornately illustrated Book of Hours sold in 1999 at Christie’s London for
$13.4 million to a European collector.

It was commissioned around 1505 by a member of the imperial court of the
Netherlands. It entered the Rothschild family collection in the 19th century.

The 150-page book features full-page color drawings, called miniatures, by
leading masters of illumination.

The manuscript was part of a collection of Nazi-confiscated treasures that
was returned to the Rothschild banking dynasty by the Austrian government
in 1999.

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FIRST PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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A copy of the first edition

Winnie-the-Pooh is the first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh,
by A. A. Milne. It is followed by The House at Pooh Corner. The book
focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh
and his friends Piglet, a small toy pig; Eeyore, a toy donkey; Owl, a
live owl; and Rabbit, a live rabbit. The characters of Kanga, a toy
kangaroo, and her son Roo are introduced later in the book, in the
chapter entitled "In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest
and Piglet has a Bath." The bouncy toy-tiger character of Tigger is
not introduced until the sequel, The House at Pooh Corner. Portions
of Winnie-the-Pooh were adapted from previously published magazine
stories.

 

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

 

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