On this day in 1920, Christopher Robin Milne was born to Dorothy and Alan Alexander Milne at 11 Mallord Street in Chelsea, London, England.
Just a year later Christopher was given a teddy bear (which he called Edward) for his first birthday. The stuffed animal, along with a real bear named "Winnie" from the London Zoo, became the inspiration for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh. Christopher's father Alan, was a noted writer and playwright long before he dreamed up Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.
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