Today in the universe of Middle Earth: August 26
1974 - Mythcon V at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
1977 - Mythcon VIII at University of San Diego, California.
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is released on DVD and VHS.
- Gandalf is held captive by Saruman on the pinnacle of Orthanc.
- Boromir travels towards Rivendell to ask for counsel.