On September the 21 of 2011, we remember the 74 anniversary of The Hobbit's publication date. The Hobbit was published in 1937. It's been translated into over 40 different languages and has sold from somewhere around 35 million and 100 million copies since the day it was published. 

            Now, here's a fun fact: Tolkien came up with the first sentence of The Hobbit ("In a hole the ground, there lived a Hobbit,") while grading exam papers.

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