From: Frank

Shift magazine’s online entity has published a list of “67 essential moments in geek history” and tokien/lotr is mentioned twice: in the second mention

1937: j.r.r. tolkien publishes ‘the hobbit’

2001: First of Lord of the Rings trilogy due out in December [starring Elijah Wood] (hardly a Geek Timeline, no mention of Doctor Who!! -Xo) [More]