On this day in 1937, The Hobbit was first released to the public.
Given that J.R.R. Tolkien was notedly anti-technology, I wonder what he would have thought if he'd been told that that his humble little story would someday spawn countless terabytes of online Elvish fanfic.
LATE-BREAKING NEWS: Apparently, scientists have discovered fossilized Hobbit remains. Funny. I thought they'd be taller.