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==January==
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* '''1''' - In a series of lectures aimed at children, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] lectures on ''Dragons'' in the [[University of Oxford|University]] Museum.
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* '''8''' - [[Michael Graham Cox]], who would voice [[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]] in ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'' and [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|the 1981 radio series]], is born.
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* '''10''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] goes to London to rehearse his talk at the BBC, [[January 14|four days later]].
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* '''14''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives a talk about ''Anglo-Saxon Verse'' on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
==February==
 
==February==
* '''14''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives an invitational speech at the Lovelace Society, the essay club of Worcester College, [[Oxford]]. He reads them ''The Legend of Worming Hall'', a story that would become [[Farmer Giles of Ham]].
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* '''1''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 21]].
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* '''4''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 22]].
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* '''14''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives an invitational speech at the Lovelace Society, the essay club of Worcester College, [[Oxford]]. He reads them ''The Legend of Worming Hall'', a story that would become ''[[Farmer Giles of Ham]]''.
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* '''17''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 23]].
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* '''18''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 24]].
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* '''20''' - In response to an article in the ''Observer'' of [[January 16]], a [[Letter 25|letter]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is published, explaining the name and inception of the intriguing hero, which would, according to the ''Observer'', ''"save many research students so very much trouble in the generations to come."''
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==March==
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* '''4''' - Tolkien writes [[Letter 26]].
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==June==
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* '''4''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 28]].
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==July==
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* '''24''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 31]].
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* '''25''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 29]].
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* '''25''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] sends an angry [[Letter 30|letter]] to a German publisher, after asking whether he was Aryan or not.
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* '''27''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 32]].
 
==August==
 
==August==
 
* '''31''' - Tolkien submits the finished version of Farmer Giles of Ham to [[Allen and Unwin]], but it is rejected.  
 
* '''31''' - Tolkien submits the finished version of Farmer Giles of Ham to [[Allen and Unwin]], but it is rejected.  
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* '''31''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 33]].
 
==October==
 
==October==
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* '''13''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 34]].
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* '''22''' - [[Derek Jacobi]], who narrated several [[audiobooks]], is born.
 
* '''27''' - [[Lascelles Abercrombie]] dies.
 
* '''27''' - [[Lascelles Abercrombie]] dies.
 
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* '''29''' - [[Ralph Bakshi]], who would direct [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|the animated movie]] in [[1978]], is born.
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==December==
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* '''25''' - [[Father Christmas]] writes a [[Letters from Father Christmas|letter]] to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s children.
 
==?==
 
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* '''?''' - [[The Hobbit]] is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.
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* '''?''' - ''[[The Hobbit]]'' is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.
 
* '''?''' - [[E.V. Gordon]] dies.
 
* '''?''' - [[E.V. Gordon]] dies.
  

Revision as of 09:09, 7 March 2009

Contents

January

February

March

June

July

August

October

December

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  • ? - The Hobbit is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.
  • ? - E.V. Gordon dies.
Years
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