On This Day: Winnie The Pooh Day

An adorable, honey-loving, bear name Winnie The Pooh has taught children lessons and entertained us for nearly 85 years.  The story developed courtesy of author A.A. Milne’s son.  The name Winnie-the-Pooh originated from a black bear at the London zoo named “Winnie” and a swan named “Pooh” that Milne’s son discovered during a family vacation.  By the way, Milne’s son’s name is “Christopher Robin”.  Does the name ring a bell? The hyphens in the name were dropped when Walt Disney converted the Pooh stories into a series.

Better yet, who knew that Winnie the Pooh developed some of the cheesiest love quotes of all time:

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever”
“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”

Also On This Day:

  • Thesaurus Day – Celebrates the birthday of Peter Roget, Roget’s Thesaurus
  • Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day
  • English Captain James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian islands (1778)
  • The first English settlers arrived in Australia to establish a penal colony (1788)
  • The X-Ray machine was exhibited for the first time (1896)
  • The Airbus A380 was unveiled as the world’s largest commercial jet, capable of carrying up to 800 passengers (2005)
  • Bentley Motors Limited was founded (1919)

Birthdays and Remembrances:

Jason Segel (31) a.k.a. “Marshall” from How I Met Your Mother
Jonathan DavisKorn (40)

Kevin Costner (56)
Ted DiBiase (57) a.k.a. The Million Dollar Man
A.A. Milne (1882-1956) – Author of Winnie-The-Pooh
Thomas A. Watson (1854-1934) – better known for being the first name spoken on the telephone “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.” He was Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) – Performed first open-heart surgery
RIP Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) – wrote The Jungle Book and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

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