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This Day in Geek History: Destruction of The One Ring

This Day in Geek History: Destruction of The One Ring

On this wondrous day in 3019 of the Third Age, Frodo Baggins tossed The One Ring into the fire of Sammath Naur, in Orodruin, Amon Amarth in Mordor thus saving Middle-Earth and its habitants.

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Frodo was tempted by this piece of jewelry forged by an evil dude named Sauron and almost got thrown into a lava pit called Mount Doom with a creature named Gollum. Same thing.

While March 25 is best known for this particular event, there are other noteworthy events that also occurred on this day.

1. Thorin and Gandalf meet at the Prancing Pony (March 25, 2941)
“On a time Thorin, returning from the west from a journey, stayed at Bee for the night. There Gandalf was also. He was on his way to the Shire, which he had not visited for some twenty years.” (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 447-448 RotK)
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2. Gollum falls into Mount Doom and meets his demise (March 25, 3019)
“Something struck Sam violently in the back, his legs were knocked from under him and he was flung aside…” (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 274-282 RotK)
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3. The Hobbits return to the Shire (March 25, 3020)
“Sam stayed at first at the Cottons’ with Frodo; but when the New Row was ready he went with the Gaffer.” (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 376 RotK)
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4. The birth of Sam’s daughter, Elanor (March 25, 3021)
“…Frodo was ill again in March, but with a great effort he concealed it…” (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 378 RotK)
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What are some other moments in geek history that happened today? Let us know in the comments!

H/T: TheOneRing.net

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