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- 1916 – The 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (including J.R.R. Tolkien) is sent into action at the Somme front.
- 1931 - Voice actor Robert Stephens is born.
- 1949 - Tolkien scholar and writer Brian Sibley is born.
- 1956 - Swedish author and illustrator, Inger Edelfeldt, is born.
- 1979 - Mythcon 10 in San Jose, California.
- 2004 - "Mount Doom", the tenth set in The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game, is released.
- 2004 - Tolkien Thing VI in Hohensolms, Hohenahr, Germany.
- 2006 - Tolkien Thing VIII in Diez, Germany, Germany.
- 2007 - Tolkien Thing IX in Diez, Germany.
- 2011 - Tolkien Thing 2011 in Breuberg, Germany.
- 2013 - Mythcon 44 at Michigan State University, East Lansing.
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