Happy Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Grab a pot of “hunny” and celebrate because today is Winnie-the-Pooh’s 93rd birthday!

On August 21, 1921, A.A. Milne gifted his 1-year-old son, Christopher Robin, with a new cuddly pal–a teddy bear from Harrods named Edward. Little did he know that this humble teddy bear would later become a beloved literary character, better known as Winnie-the-Pooh.

Interested in learning more about Winnie-the-Pooh’s history? Check out the New York Public Library’s Real Pooh Timeline HERE!

Plus, listen to this rare recording of A.A. Milne reading Winnie-the-Pooh, recorded in 1929.

*Thanks to NY Public Library and Brain Pickings for the fantastic resources!