From Tolkien Gateway
Events that occurred on 17 October.
On Earth[edit | edit source]
- 1923 – J.R.R. Tolkien receives an increase in salary from £600 p.a. to £700 p.a.
- 1936 – Voice actor David Buck is born.
- 1952 – J.R.R. Tolkien is appointed supervisor of T.P. Dunning's thesis.
- 1964 – The second episode of the Princess-serialization of The Hobbit is published.
- 1966 – J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to schoolchildren in Acocks Green.
- 1998 – Inkling Colin Hardie dies.
- 2009 – Mereth Aderthad XV, or "EstelCon", in Carodna, Spain.
In Arda[edit | edit source]
- F.A. 495:
- T.A. 3018:
- With Frodo severely wounded, Strider and the four hobbits travel slowly towards Rivendell.
- Gandalf hurries towards Rivendell after the Black Riders attacked him on Weathertop.
- Boromir travels towards Rivendell to ask for counsel.