Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Tolkien's 113th Birthday

Today would be J. R. R. Tolkien's 113th birthday. The really big occasion will have been two years ago when Tolkien-ites celebrated the author's eleventy-first (the age Bilbo was at the opening of The Hobbit)... "a rather curious number and a very respectable age for a hobbit."
       With the help of Chase's Calendar of Events, every day is a special day. Tomorrow is Sir Isaac Newton's birthday, and the earth is at perihelion, the point in its orbit when it is closest to the sun.

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