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* '''[[4 January|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 9]].
 
* '''[[4 January|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 9]].
 
* '''[[7 January|7]]''' - At the request of his father, young [[Rayner Unwin]] writes a book report on ''[[Farmer Giles of Ham]]''. This is the first of many positive critiques.  
 
* '''[[7 January|7]]''' - At the request of his father, young [[Rayner Unwin]] writes a book report on ''[[Farmer Giles of Ham]]''. This is the first of many positive critiques.  
* '''[[January 16|16]]''' - Artist [[Klaus Ensikat]] is born.
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* '''[[16 January|16]]''' - Artist [[Klaus Ensikat]] is born.
* '''[[January 17|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 10]].
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* '''[[17 January|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 10]].
 
==February==
 
==February==
* '''[[February 4|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s poem "[[The Dragon's Visit]]" is published in ''The Oxford Magazine''.
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* '''[[4 February|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s poem "[[The Dragon's Visit]]" is published in ''The Oxford Magazine''.
* '''[[February 5|5]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 11]].
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* '''[[5 February|5]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 11]].
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* '''[[18 February|18]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s poem "[[The Mewlips|Knocking at the Door]]" is published in ''The Oxford Magazine''.
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==March==
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* '''[[4 March|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s poem "[[Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden]]" is republished in the ''Oxford Magazine''.
 
==April==
 
==April==
* '''[[April 13|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 12]].
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* '''[[13 April|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 12]].
* '''[[April 20|20]]''' - [[George Takei]], who travelled the world as narrator of [[Johan de Meij]]'s ''[[Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings"]]'', is born.
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* '''[[15 April|15]]''' - Charles Furth writes [[Charles Furth 25 April 1937|a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien]].
 
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* '''[[20 April|20]]''' - [[George Takei]], who travelled the world as narrator of [[Johan de Meij]]'s ''[[Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings"]]'', is born.
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* '''[[25 April|25]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Charles Furth 25 April 1937|a letter to Charles Furth]].
 
==May==
 
==May==
* '''[[May 13|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 13]].
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* '''[[13 May|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 13]].
* '''[[May 28|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 14]].
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* '''[[28 May|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 14]].
 
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==June==
 
==June==
* '''[[June 25|25]]''' - Author [[Timothy J. Wheeler]] is born.
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* '''[[10 June|10]]''' - ''[[The Battle of Maldon]]'', edited by [[E.V. Gordon]] and with contribution by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], is published.
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* '''[[25 June|25]]''' - Author [[Timothy J. Wheeler]] is born.
 
==July==
 
==July==
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - ''[[Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics]]'' is published.
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - ''[[Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics]]'' is published.
 
==August==
 
==August==
 
* '''[[1 August|1]]''' - [[Ian Hogg]], who would voice [[Tom Bombadil]] in [[BBC]]'s radio series of ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|Tales from the Perilous Realm]]'', is born.
 
* '''[[1 August|1]]''' - [[Ian Hogg]], who would voice [[Tom Bombadil]] in [[BBC]]'s radio series of ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|Tales from the Perilous Realm]]'', is born.
* '''[[August 5|5]]''' - [[Alan Howard]], the voice for [[the One Ring]] in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]] and [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|The Return of the King]], is born.
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* '''[[5 August|5]]''' - [[Alan Howard]], the voice for [[the One Ring]] in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]] and [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|The Return of the King]], is born.
* '''[[August 31|31]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 15]].
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* '''[[31 August|31]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 15]].
 
==September==
 
==September==
* '''[[September 7|7]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[George Allen and Unwin 7 September 1937|a letter to George Allen & Unwin]] concerning the promotion of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and mentioning his friend [[Wilfred Rowland Childe]].
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* '''[[7 September|7]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[George Allen and Unwin 7 September 1937|a letter to George Allen & Unwin]] concerning the promotion of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and mentioning his friend [[Wilfred Rowland Childe]].
* '''[[September 21|21]]''' - ''[[The Hobbit]]'' is published.
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* '''[[21 September|21]]''' - '''''[[The Hobbit]]'' is published.'''
* '''[[September 28|28]]''' - [[Donald Gee]], who would voice [[Radagast]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|1981 radio series]], is born.
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* '''[[21 September|21]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Simonne d'Ardenne 21 September 1937|a letter to Simonne d'Ardenne]].
 
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* '''[[22 September|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Jane Neave 22 September 1937|a letter to Jane Neave]].
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* '''[[28 September|28]]''' - [[Donald Gee]], who would voice [[Radagast]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|1981 radio series]], is born.
 
==October==
 
==October==
* '''[[October 3|3]]''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 16]].
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* '''[[2 October|2]]''' - [[C.S. Lewis]] publishes [[A World for Children|a review]] of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' in ''The Times Literary Supplement''.
* '''[[October 8|8]]''' - [[C.S. Lewis]] reviews ''[[The Hobbit]]'' in ''The Times''.
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* '''[[3 October|3]]''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 16]].
* '''[[October 9|9]]''' - [[Brian Blessed]], who would play [[Farmer Giles]] in ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)]]'', is born.
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* '''[[8 October|8]]''' - [[C.S. Lewis]] reviews ''[[The Hobbit]]'' in ''The Times''.
* '''[[October 15|15]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 17]].
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* '''[[9 October|9]]''' - [[Brian Blessed]], who would play [[Farmer Giles]] in [[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|''Tales from the Perilous Realm'' (1992 radio series)]], is born.
* '''[[October 23|23]]''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 18]].
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* '''[[15 October|15]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 17]].
 
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* '''[[23 October|23]]''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 18]].
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==November==
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* '''[[28 November|28]]''' - G.E. Selby writes [[G.E. Selby 14-15 December 1937|a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien]].
 
==December==
 
==December==
* '''[[December 16|16]]-[[December 19|19]]''' - Tolkien starts writing the first chapter of the "New Hobbit", which will later become ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
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* '''[[13 December|13]]''' - [[Wikipedia:Arthur Ransome|Arthur Ransome]] writes [[Arthur Ransome 15 December 1937|a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien]].
* '''[[December 16|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 19]].
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* '''[[14 December|14]]-[[15 December|15]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[G.E. Selby 14-15 December 1937|a letter to G.E. Selby]].
* '''[[December 19|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 20]].
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* '''[[15 December|15]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Arthur Ransome 15 December 1937|a letter to Arthur Ransome]].
* '''[[December 25|25]]''' - [[Father Christmas]] writes a letter to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s children.
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* '''[[16 December|16]]-[[19 December|19]]''' - Tolkien starts writing the first chapter of the "New Hobbit", which will later become ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
 
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* '''[[16 December|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 19]].
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* '''[[17 December|17]]''' - Charles Furth writes [[Charles Furth 19 December 1937|a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien]].
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* '''[[19 December|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 20|a letter to Charles Furth (Letter 20)]].
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* '''[[25 December|25]]''' - [[Father Christmas]] writes a letter to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s children.
 
==?==
 
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* '''?''' - Tolkien submits ''[[The Father Christmas Letters]]'' and ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' for publication but they are rejected.
 
* '''?''' - Tolkien submits ''[[The Father Christmas Letters]]'' and ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' for publication but they are rejected.

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