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==January==
 
==January==
* '''[[January 1|1]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mr Polet 1 January 1956|a letter to a fan]].
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* '''[[1 January|1]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mr Polet 1 January 1956|a letter to a fan]].
* '''[[January 14|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 180]].
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* '''[[14 January|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 180]].
* '''[[January 22|22]]''' - The ''New York Times Book Review'' publishes [[W.H. Auden]]'s review of ''[[The Return of the King]]'': "[[At the End of the Quest, Victory]]".
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* '''[[22 January|22]]''' - The ''New York Times Book Review'' publishes [[W.H. Auden]]'s review of ''[[The Return of the King]]'': "[[At the End of the Quest, Victory]]".
 
* '''?''' - [[Diana Glyer]] is born.
 
* '''?''' - [[Diana Glyer]] is born.
 
 
==February==
 
==February==
* '''[[February 5|5]]''' - Dan Wickenden gives a positive review of [[The Return of the King]] in the ''New York Herald Tribune'' titled "Notable Allegorical Trilogy Comes to Triumphant End".
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* '''[[5 February|5]]''' - Dan Wickenden gives a positive review of [[The Return of the King]] in the ''New York Herald Tribune'' titled "Notable Allegorical Trilogy Comes to Triumphant End".
 
==March==
 
==March==
* '''[[March 2|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] examines [[Brian Miller]]'s thesis on the [[Middle English]] ''Dame Sirith''.
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* '''[[2 March|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] examines [[Brian Miller]]'s thesis on the [[Middle English]] ''Dame Sirith''.
* '''[[March 13|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives a letter from a Sam Gamgee – from Tooting.
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* '''[[13 March|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives a letter from a Sam Gamgee – from Tooting.
* '''[[March 18|18]]''' - Tolkien writes a letter to a Mr Sam Gamgee ([[letter 184]]).
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* '''[[18 March|18]]''' - Tolkien writes a letter to a Mr Sam Gamgee ([[letter 184]]).
* '''[[March 19|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 185]].
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* '''[[19 March|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 185]].
 
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* '''[[21 March|21]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[E. Rasdall 21 March 1956|a letter to E. Rasdall]].
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* '''[[28 March|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Patricia Kirke 28 March 1956|a letter to Patricia Kirke]].
 
==April==
 
==April==
* '''[[April 3|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 188]].
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes the draft of [[Letter 186]].
* '''[[April 8|8]]''' - [[Jim Piddock]], who would voice [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Elrond]] in [[Vivendi]]'s game ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', is born.
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes the draft of [[Letter 187]].
* '''[[April 11|11]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 189]].
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* '''[[3 April|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 188]].
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* '''[[8 April|8]]''' - [[Jim Piddock]], who would voice [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Elrond]] in [[Vivendi]]'s game ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', is born.
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* '''[[11 April|11]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 189]].
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* '''[[12 April|12]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Mr. Earle 12 April 1956|a letter to a Mr. Earle]].
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* '''[[28 April|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Deirdre Levinson 28 April 1956|a letter to Deirdre Levinson]].
 
==June==
 
==June==
* '''[[June 18|18]]''' - [[Dominic Guard]], who would voice [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] in ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'', is born.
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* '''[[18 June|18]]''' - [[Dominic Guard]], who would voice [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1978 film)]], is born.
* '''[[June 19|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 198]].
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* '''[[19 June|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 198]].
 
==July==
 
==July==
* '''[[July 3|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 190]].
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* '''[[3 July|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 190]].
* '''[[July 26|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 191]].
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* '''[[26 July|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 191]].
* '''[[July 27|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 192]].
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* '''[[27 July|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 192]].
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==September==
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*'''[[19 September|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Terence Tiller 19 September 1956|a letter to Terence Tiller]].
 
==November==
 
==November==
* '''[[November 2|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 193]].
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* '''[[2 November|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 193]].
* '''[[November 6|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 194]].
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* '''[[6 November|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 194]].
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* '''[[22 November|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Miss Stanley-Smith 22 November 1956|a letter to Miss Stanley-Smith]].
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==December==
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* '''[[14 December|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] makes a [[Oxford Mail 15 December 1956|a speech at the opening of the new Deddington Library]].
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* '''[[15 December|15]]''' - Linguist [[Patrick H. Wynne]] is born.
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* '''[[15 December|15]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 195]].
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* '''[[15 December|15]]''' - The [[Oxford Mail 15 December 1956|''Oxford Mail'']] publishes an article about [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s speech at the opening of the new Deddington Library.
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* '''[[19 December|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Miss Stanley-Smith 19 December 1956|a letter to Miss Stanley-Smith]].
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* '''[[20 December|20]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Deirdre Levinson 20 December 1956|a letter to Deirdre Levinson]].
  
==December==
 
* '''[[December 15|15]]''' - Linguist [[Patrick H. Wynne]] is born.
 
 
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* '''?''' - [[Marquette University]] purchases [[Tolkien]] manuscripts for 1,500 pounds sterling.
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* '''?early''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[G.E. Selby c. 1955/6|a letter to G.E. Selby]].
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* '''?''' - [[Marquette University]] purchases [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] manuscripts for 1,500 pounds sterling.
 
* '''?''' - [[Inger Edelfeldt]], Swedish author and illustrator, is born.
 
* '''?''' - [[Inger Edelfeldt]], Swedish author and illustrator, is born.
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 182]].
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes the draft of [[letter 183]].
  
 
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Revision as of 17:05, 26 May 2013

Tolkien-related events that took place in 1956.

January

February

  • 5 - Dan Wickenden gives a positive review of The Return of the King in the New York Herald Tribune titled "Notable Allegorical Trilogy Comes to Triumphant End".

March

April

June

July

September

November

December

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Years
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