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A Real Pooh Timeline

1920 August 21, Christopher Robin Milne born.
1921 August 21, 20"-high teddy bear (Winnie-the-Pooh), from Harrods in London, given to Christopher Robin Milne on his first birthday.
1924 When We Were Very Young published.
1925 Pooh first appeared in the London Evening News on Christmas Eve 1925 in a story called "The Wrong Sort of Bees."
1926 Winnie-the-Pooh published.
1927 Now We Are Six published.
1928 The House at Pooh Corner published.
1947 Former Dutton Publishing President Elliott Macrae visits A.A. Milne at his house in Sussex, and sees the original toy animals that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

The real Pooh and friends tour the United States.

1956 The real Pooh and friends put on display at E.P. Dutton & Co. Publishers in New York City.
1969 The real Pooh and friends make a temporary visit back to England for an exhibition of the drawings of Ernest H. Shepard, on the occasion of the illustrator's 90th birthday.
1973 Winnie-the-Pooh, new edition with color illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, published.
1976 The real Pooh and friends make their last trip to England to participate in the 50th birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh arranged by Methuen & Company Publishers.
1987 September 11, Presentation of the real Pooh and friends to The New York Public Library, where they are put on display for the public.
1988 The real Pooh and friends receive professional conservation treatment that includes vacuuming and assorted repairs.
1998 Pooh and his friends become the center of international attention when a British Member of Parliament decides they should be returned to England.

The United States and England agree that Pooh and his pals are happy and healthy on American soil, and it is unanimously decided that they will remain at The New York Public Library.