The Winnie-the-Pooh creator's Jan. 18 birthday is noted by some as 'Winnie the Pooh Day.'
"The third and youngest son of a London schoolmaster, Milne remained throughout his life fascinated by childhood," TIME noted upon his death in 1956. "...His own childhood was unusually happy. He knew how to read at two, was confident that his parents loved him, learned his first smatterings of science from an awkward young teacher named H. G. Wells."