TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1926, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” a collection of children’s stories by British author A.A.
Milne, was first published. “Winnie” was inspired by a bear named “Winnipeg,” which Canadian soldiers had donated to the London Zoo. On Oct. 5, 2009, the first authorized sequel, “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood,” was released.
In 1957, External Affairs Minister Lester B. Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The award stemmed from his efforts during the 1956 Suez Crisis to create the United Nations Emergency Forces in Egypt as a means to halt the Israeli-British-French invasion. The recognition helped Pearson win the leadership of the Liberal party in 1958.