On this day in 1926, The first collection of A.A. Milne’s Pooh stories appeared in the book Winnie-the-Pooh. The first chapter of the book had originally featured as a Christmas story in the Evening News Christmas. The book begins by explaining that Pooh was in fact Christopher Robin’s Edward Bear, who had been renamed by the boy after an American black bear at London Zoo called Winnie, who got her name from the fact that her owner had come from Winnipeg, Canada.

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