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* '''[[1910]]''' - An entry is written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in the first of [[The Diaries of J.R.R. Tolkien|his preserved diaries]].
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* '''[[1910]]''' - The [[The Diaries of J.R.R. Tolkien|earliest preserved diary entry]] is written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
 
* '''[[1919]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] starts a new [[The Diaries of J.R.R. Tolkien|diary]], mainly written in the [[Sarati|Alphabet of Rúmil]].
 
* '''[[1919]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] starts a new [[The Diaries of J.R.R. Tolkien|diary]], mainly written in the [[Sarati|Alphabet of Rúmil]].
 
* '''[[1926]]''' – [[E.V. Gordon]] replaces [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] in the Chair of English Language at the [[University of Leeds]].  
 
* '''[[1926]]''' – [[E.V. Gordon]] replaces [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] in the Chair of English Language at the [[University of Leeds]].  

Revision as of 10:55, 24 July 2011

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Events that occurred on 1 January.

Contents

On Earth

On Arda

Months in the Shire Calendar
  1. Afteryule (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Astron (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Forelithe (June)
  7. Afterlithe (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Halimath (September)
  10. Winterfilth (October)
  11. Blotmath (November)
  12. Foreyule (December)

Afteryule was the first month of the Shire calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of Yule (hence its name). It ran from modern 23 December to 21 January. This month was called Frery in Bree and in the Eastfarthing[1]

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for January, æfterra ġēola.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names" , Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 23 July 2014)