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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.

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