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==January==
 
==January==
* '''[[1 January|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 [[Letter to Mr Polet|a letter to a fan]].
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* '''[[5 January|5]]''' - [[Letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes (28 January 1956)|Doris Elizabeth Sykes]] sends illustrations to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
 
* '''[[14 January|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 180]].
 
* '''[[14 January|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 180]].
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* '''[[14 January|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Peter Alford (14 January 1956)|a letter to Peter Alford]].
 
* '''[[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]]".
 
* '''[[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]]".
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* '''[[28 January|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes (28 January 1956)|a letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes]].
 
* '''?''' - [[Diana Glyer]] is born.
 
* '''?''' - [[Diana Glyer]] is born.
 
==February==
 
==February==
 
* '''[[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".
 
* '''[[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".
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* '''?Mid-February''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Peter Alford (February 1956)|a letter to Peter Alford]].
 
==March==
 
==March==
 
* '''[[2 March|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] examines [[Brian Miller]]'s thesis on the [[Middle English]] ''Dame Sirith''.
 
* '''[[2 March|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] examines [[Brian Miller]]'s thesis on the [[Middle English]] ''Dame Sirith''.
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* '''[[7 March|7]]''' - William Galbraith writes [[Letter to William Galbraith|a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien]].
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* '''[[8 March|8]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to William Galbraith|a letter to William Galbraith]].
 
* '''[[13 March|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives a letter from a Sam Gamgee – from Tooting.
 
* '''[[13 March|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives a letter from a Sam Gamgee – from Tooting.
 
* '''[[18 March|18]]''' - Tolkien writes a letter to a Mr Sam Gamgee ([[letter 184]]).
 
* '''[[18 March|18]]''' - Tolkien writes a letter to a Mr Sam Gamgee ([[letter 184]]).
 
* '''[[19 March|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 185]].
 
* '''[[19 March|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 185]].
* '''[[28 March|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Patricia Kirke 28 March 1956|a letter to Patricia Kirke]].
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* '''[[21 March|21]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to E. Rasdall|a letter to E. Rasdall]].
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* '''[[28 March|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Patricia Kirke|a letter to Patricia Kirke]].
 
==April==
 
==April==
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes the draft of [[Letter 186]].
 
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes the draft of [[Letter 186]].
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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.
 
* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[11 April|11]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 189]].
 
* '''[[11 April|11]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 189]].
* '''[[28 April|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Deirdre Levinson 28 April 1956|a letter to Deirdre Levinson]].
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* '''[[12 April|12]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Mr Earle|a letter to a Mr. Earle]].
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* '''[[28 April|28]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Deirdre Levinson (28 April 1956)|a letter to Deirdre Levinson]].
 
==June==
 
==June==
 
* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[19 June|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 198]].
 
* '''[[19 June|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 198]].
 
==July==
 
==July==
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* '''Early?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes (July 1956)|a letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes]].
 
* '''[[3 July|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 190]].
 
* '''[[3 July|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 190]].
 
* '''[[26 July|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 191]].
 
* '''[[26 July|26]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 191]].
 
* '''[[27 July|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 192]].
 
* '''[[27 July|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 192]].
 
==September==
 
==September==
*'''[[19 September|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Terence Tiller 19 September 1956|a letter to Terence Tiller]].
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*'''[[19 September|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Terence Tiller|a letter to Terence Tiller]].
 
==November==
 
==November==
 
* '''[[2 November|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 193]].
 
* '''[[2 November|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 193]].
 
* '''[[6 November|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 194]].
 
* '''[[6 November|6]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 194]].
* '''[[22 November|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Miss Stanley-Smith 22 November 1956|a letter to Miss Stanley-Smith]].
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* '''[[22 November|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (22 November 1956)|a letter to Miss Stanley-Smith]].
 
==December==
 
==December==
 
* '''[[14 December|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] makes a [[Oxford Mail 15 December 1956|a speech at the opening of the new Deddington Library]].
 
* '''[[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]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 195]].
 
* '''[[15 December|15]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 195]].
 
* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[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.
* '''[[19 December|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Miss Stanley-Smith 19 December 1956|a letter to Miss Stanley-Smith]].
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* '''[[19 December|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (19 December 1956)|a letter to Miss Stanley-Smith]].
* '''[[20 December|20]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Deirdre Levinson 20 December 1956|a letter to Deirdre Levinson]].
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* '''[[20 December|20]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to Deirdre Levinson (20 December 1956)|a letter to Deirdre Levinson]].
 
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* '''?early''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter to G.E. Selby (1955/6)|a letter to G.E. Selby]].
 
* '''?''' - [[Marquette University]] purchases [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] manuscripts for 1,500 pounds sterling.
 
* '''?''' - [[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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