Today is Winnie The Pooh Day. It is also the birthday of A.A. Milne's birthday the author of Winnie the Pooh. He was born January 18, 1882. Today offers you an opportunity to enjoy your favorite bear and all of his friends. Milne was born in London and is best remembered from the stories of a boy named Christopher Robin as well as Pooh and the other characters. Did you know that Christopher Robin was the name of Milne's own son??
The thought of Winnie the Pooh was originally from a soldier who brought home a black bear cub from England. Its mother had been killed by hunters eventually it was took to the zoo in London. Milne's son Christopher loved the bear and spent hours at the bear cage. The bear was named Winnie short for Winnipeg Canada. Christopher named his bear Winnie and it became the subject of Milne's books about Winnie the Pooh.