Sam returns to Bag End on his faithful pony, Bill, after seeing of many of his friends at the Grey Havens.
Gandalf, Frodo Baggins, Bilbo Baggins, Galadriel and Elrond leave Middle-earth and pass over the Sea.
Frodo and Sam meet the Last Riding of the Keepers of the Rings in Woody End.
Bilbo Baggins becomes 131 years old, the longeviest Hobbit in history.
Elanor the Fair, daughter of Samwise, is born.
The last day of the Third Age, according to the reckoning of Gondor.
Frodo gets ill again, on the anniversary of his poisoning by Shelob.
Frodo feels the pain return again.
Samwise Gamgee marries Rose Cotton.
The mallorn tree planted by Samwise Gamgee in the Party Field begins to flower.
Frodo gets ill, on the anniversary of his poisoning by Shelob.
Battle of Bywater and death of Saruman and Gríma Wormtongue. This marks the end of the War of the Ring.
The four Hobbits come to Bywater and rouse the Shire-folk.
Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry are arrested at Frogmorton.
Gandalf and the four Hobbits leave Bree. Gandalf leaves to visit Tom Bombadil.
Gandalf and the four Hobbits reach Bree at night, and find out much has changed since they last were there.
Gandalf, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin leave Rivendell.
Saruman comes to the Shire.
Gandalf and the Hobbits arrive at Rivendell.
Celeborn and Galadriel depart, the rest of the escort set out for Rivendell.
Gandalf and the four Hobbits overtake Saruman. While Frodo and his friends go to Rivendell, Saruman heads straight for the Shire.
Treebeard releases Saruman from Orthanc.
Funeral of Théoden is held outside Edoras
Aragorn II finds the sapling of the White Tree.
The Escort of Arwen leaves Lothlórien.
Arwen and Elrond come to Lothlórien where they will stay for one week before continuing their journey to Minas Tirith.
Coronation of King Aragorn Elessar. He bids Faramir to remain Steward of Gondor.
Elrond and Arwen set out from Rivendell.
The Ring-bearers Samwise and Frodo are honoured on the Field of Cormallen.
The meeting of Celeborn and Thranduil takes place in the midst of Mirkwood.
Celeborn crosses the river Anduin and leads an attack on Dol Guldur. Galadriel throws down its walls.
Bard II and Thorin III Stonehelm drive the enemy from Dale.
Frodo and Samwise reach the Sammath Naur, the ring is destroyed, and Sauron defeated.
Beginning of the New Year in Gondor.
The Host of the West set up a camp outside of the Morannon.
Aragorn dismisses the faint-hearted among the Host of the West and commands them to to liberate Cair Andros.
Faramir and Éowyn meet in the Houses of Healing.
Battle of Dale takes place where both King Brand and King Dain Ironfoot die.
Shagrat is slain after bringing Frodo's cloak, mithril shirt and sword to Barad-dûr.
The Last Debate is held outside Minas Tirith and it is decided that they shall muster an army and fight against Sauron.
The Witch King breaks the gates of Minas Tirith.
Denethor tries to burn himself and Faramir on a pyre. Faramir is rescued.
The horns of the Rohirrim echo in the sides of Mindolluin at cockcrow. King Théoden of Rohan dies on Pelennor Fields, mortally wounded by the Witch King.
The Battle Under Trees in Mirkwood. Thranduil can drive the enemy from Dol Guldur back.
Second assault on Lothlórien.
Minas Tirith is besieged.
Frodo is stabbed by Shelob and subsequently captured by the Orcs of Cirith Ungol.
Aragorn arrives at Pelargir and captures the fleet.
Beregond sees a strange light in the tower of Minas Tirith, being Denethor confronting Sauron.
Gollum leads Frodo and Sam into Shelob's Lair.
Denethor sends Faramir to Osgiliath.
Eastern Rohan is invaded from the north.
Orcs of Dol Guldur assail Lothlórien, but they are beaten back.
Frodo, Sam and Gollum pass the Cross-roads, and see the Morgul-host set forth, towards Minas Tirith.
The Muster of Rohan takes place. The Rohirrim ride from Harrowdale.
Faramir is rescued by Gandalf and Imrahil outside the gates of the City. He meets Pippin and reports to Denethor.
An army of Orcs from the Morannon takes Cair Andros and passes into Anórien.
Gandalf and Pippin reach Minas Tirith.
Faramir leaves Henneth Annûn for Cair Andros.
Frodo, Sam and Gollum reach the Morgul Road at dusk.
Darkness begins to flow out of Mordor.
Aragorn sets out from Erech and comes to Calembel.
Frodo and Sam leave Faramir at Henneth Annûn with Gollum as their guide.
Aragorn takes the Paths of the Dead at daybreak reaching the Stone of Erech at midnight.
Faramir takes Frodo and Sam to Henneth Annûn. He learns about Frodo carrying the One Ring but does not try to take it.
Aragorn is overtaken by the Grey Company in the early hours of the day.
Aragorn uses the Orthanc-stone and reveals himself to the enemy.
Théoden, Gandalf and company reach Isengard and parley with Saruman. Saruman's staff is broken.
Pippin looks into the Orthanc-stone and a short time later a winged Nazgûl passes over the camp. In response, Gandalf sets out with the Hobbit for Minas Tirith.
Frodo hides in sight of the Morannon, and leaves at dusk.
Gandalf and Erkenbrand show up and finish the Battle of the Hornburg.
The River Isen is restored to its original course.
Théoden retreats to Helm's Deep, where the Battle of the Hornburg ensues.
The Ents, led by Treebeard, change the course of Isen and complete the destruction of Isengard.
Frodo, Sam and Gollum finally reach the end of the Dead Marshes.
Gandalf comes to Edoras and heals Théoden. Éomer is released and Théoden holds his sword again.
Second Battle of the Fords of Isen, Erkenbrand is defeated.
Entmoot ends in afternoon. The Ents march on Isengard and reach it at night.
The Hunters enter Fangorn and meets Gandalf the White. They set out for Edoras.
Merry and Pippin escape the Orcs and Uruk-hai and meet Treebeard.
Orc skirmish, Grishnákh leaves. Pippin cuts his rope and drops his brooch.
The breaking of the Fellowship of the Ring. Merry and Pippin are captured by Orcs from the North, Mordor and Isengard. Boromir is slain trying to protect them and his horn is heard in Minas Tirith. Frodo and Samwise enter the eastern Emyn Muil.
The Three Hunters set out in pursuit of the Uruk-hai at evening.
First Battle of the Fords of Isen during which Théodred son of Théoden is slain.
The Fellowship passes the Argonath and reaches Nen Hithoel; they camp at Parth Galen.
The Fellowship are ambushed near Sarn Gebir at night. A frightened Gollum flees to the eastern bank and hides in the Emyn Muil. A flying shadow approaches but Legolas shoots it with the bow of Galadriel.
Gwaihir bears Gandalf to Lothlórien.
The Fellowship leave Lothlórien. Gollum observes their departure and follows them as they travel south over the Anduin by boat.
The Fellowship of the Ring rests in Lórien. Frodo is shown The Mirror of Galadriel.
Gandalf casts down the Balrog from the peak of Celebdil, and passes away afterwards.
Gandalf pursues the Balrog to the peak of Celebdil.
Saruman hears of the Fellowship of the Ring and sends a company led by Uglúk to intercept them.
The Fellowship of the Ring pass the Silverlode and reach the Naith and Cerin Amroth. They come to Caras Galadhon in the evening.
Gandalf falls from the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm with the balrog "Durin's Bane".
The Fellowship leave Moria and enter Dimrill Dale. Gimli, Frodo and Sam gaze in Mirrormere.
The Fellowship of the Ring find the Chamber of Mazarbul and Balin's Tomb. Gimli takes the Book of Mazarbul.
The Fellowship is attacked by Wolves in the early hours of the day.
The Fellowship reach the West-gate of Moria at nightfall where they are attacked by the Watcher.
Gollum begins to trail the Ring-bearer.
Unable to cross the pass of Caradhras, the Fellowship of the Ring return to Hollin. In the night they are attacked by a pack of Wargs.
The Fellowship of the Ring camps at the foot of the Redhorn Pass. They try to cross the pass at night but are unsuccessful.
The Fellowship of the Ring reach Hollin and they spot the Crebain.
The Fellowship of the Ring leaves Rivendell.
The members of the Fellowship of the Ring are chosen.
Council of Elrond held in Imladris
Frodo Baggins awakes in Rivendell, recovered from his wound, and meets Gandalf.
Elrond makes a feast where Frodo meets Glóin. Elladan and Elrohir return and talk to Aragorn. Evening at the Hall of Fire where Frodo meets Bilbo Baggins.
Glorfindel, Strider and the four hobbits reach the Ford of Bruinen where they are attacked by Black Riders. Frodo reaches the other riverside but the Riders are cast back by the water, their horses drown and their robes are destroyed.
Gandalf reaches Rivendell from the North and sends Shadowfax back to Rohan.
The four Hobbits and Aragorn cross the Last Bridge and find the beryl left by Glorfindel.
Glorfindel drives three Riders off the Last Bridge of Mitheithel and pursues them westward. He meets two others who flee southward. He leaves a beryl on the Bridge. He starts looking for the travellers.
Glorfindel and other High Elves leave Rivendell in search of the Ring-bearer.
The four Hobbits and Aragorn reach Weathertop at noon. Their camp is raided by the Black Riders at night and Frodo is stabbed with a Morgul Blade by the Witch King.
Gandalf arrives at Weathertop and leave a marked stone for Aragorn. Gandalf is attacked by the Black Riders at night.
Crickhollow is raided by three Black Riders in the early hours and Fatty Bolger alerts the village. The Black Riders run away.
Frodo and his companions reach Bree at night and stay at the Prancing Pony.
Gandalf visits the Gaffer (Hamfast Gamgee).
Strider hides behind the hedge on the Road west of Bree and eavesdrops on "Mr. Underhill". In the inn Frodo arouses attention by his sudden disappearance whereupon Strider warns him to be more careful and reveals himself as being Gandalf's friend.
Frodo and his companions traverse the Barrow-downs and are captured by a Barrow-wight. Tom Bombadil rescues them, gives them weapons and four ponies and suggests to visit the Prancing Pony at Bree.
Gandalf reaches Sarn Ford.
Gandalf crosses River Greyflood.
The four Hobbits encounter the evil tree Old Man Willow and are rescued by Tom Bombadil. They spend the night at Tom's house.
Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin enter the Old Forest leaving Fredegar Bolger behind to impersonate Frodo.
Two Nazgûl come to Bree from the South road.
The Hobbits reach Farmer Maggot's estates in the afternoon; they meet Merry near the Ferry and Crickhollow in the night.
Gandalf crosses the River Isen.
The Hobbits encounter the Nazgûl near Woody End but the chanting of approaching elves scare them away. The Hobbits meet Gildor and the High Elves and camp with them during the night.
One of the Black Riders comes to Hobbiton at nightfall.
Gandalf leaves Rohan after taming Shadowfax.
The Black Riders reach Sarn Ford and drive off the Rangers guarding it.
Birthday of Frodo Baggins. Merry and Fredegar leave for Crickhollow with a cart of Frodo's belongings.
Gandalf gains entrance to Edoras and warns Theoden of Saruman. Theoden refuses to listen and sends Gandalf away.
Two covered carts leave Bag End for Frodo's new house in Crickhollow. They convey the furniture and goods that Frodo has not sold by way of the Brandywine Bridge.
Gandalf arrives at Edoras but is denied entrance.
The Black Riders cross the Fords of Isen.
Gandalf is rescued by Gwaihir from the top of Orthanc in the early hours.
The Black Riders visit Saruman who lies that Gandalf has "confessed", and gives them directions to the Shire.
Gandalf imprisoned in Orthanc by Saruman.
Boromir sets out from Minas Tirith.
Sauron launch an attack on Osgiliath.
Thranduil is attacked in Mirkwood and Gollum escapes.
Faramir dreams of Isildur's Bane for the first time.
Aragorn and Gandalf meet at Sarn Ford. Gandalf tells Aragorn of Frodo's plan to leave the Shire.
Gandalf examines Bilbo's Ring and determines from its inscription that it is the One Ring. He tells Frodo of the Ring's history and Frodo volunteers to leave the Shire in order to secure the Ring.
Gandalf reaches Hobbiton.
Gandalf leaves Mirkwood for the Shire.
Gandalf arrives in Mirkwood and begins the questioning of Gollum.
Aragorn delivers Gollum as a prisoner to Thranduil of Mirkwood.
Aragorn captures Gollum in the Dead Marshes.
The day after the Birthday Party, Frodo manages the inheritance of Bilbo's belongings, and keeps keen treasure-seekers out of Bag End.
Bilbo turns 111 and throws the Farewell Party at which he announces his intention to leave the Shire. He leaves behind the One Ring and sets off. Frodo turns 33 and comes of age. He inherits Bag End and all the things Bilbo leaves behind.
A Dwarf (possibly Ori) writes in the Book of Mazarbul about Balin's death the previous day.
Balin, Lord of Moria, is killed by an Orc archer as he stood to watch in Mirrormere.
Last meeting of the White Council.
Sauron reveals himself in Mordor and starts to rebuild Barad-dûr.
Bilbo Baggins returns to Bag End after the Quest of Erebor and learns he has been declared dead.
Bilbo and Gandalf reach Rivendell after their adventures at the Lonely Mountain.
Sauron returns to Mordor.
Battle of Five Armies is fought.Thorin Oakenshield, Fíli and Kíli are slain. Beorn kills Bolg son of Azog.
Smaug launches an attack on Esgaroth and is killed by Bard the Bowman.
Thorin and the company arrive in Lake-town.
Bilbo meets Gollum under the Misty Mountains and finds the One Ring.
Bilbo starts together with the dwarves and Gandalf his journey to the Lonely Mountain.
Thirteen dwarves and Gandalf arrive at Bag End. Bilbo learns of the Lonely Mountain and Smaug and agrees to accompany the dwarves and Gandalf on their adventure.
Gandalf visits Bag End looking for somebody to take part in an adventure but Bilbo rejects the offer.
Gandalf visits Bag End but Bilbo Baggins is missing. He talks with Holman Greenhand and realises Bilbo is the right person for the Quest for Erebor.
Thorin Oakenshield meets with Gandalf at the Prancing Pony in Bree. They agree on setting out on the Quest of Erebor.
Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Heir of Isildur, is born.
Thráin sets out for the Lonely Mountain.
The Battle of Azanulbizar is fought and Azog is killed.
Destruction of Dale and Erebor by the dragon Smaug.
Tobold Hornblower plants Pipe-weed
Battle of the Field of Celebrant
The Balchoth and a great host of Orcs attack the inferior host of Gondor on the Field of Celebrant. All seems lost for Gondor until the Éothéod under leadership of Eorl come to its aid. Together with the Éothéod Gondor is victorious and Cirion, steward of Gondor, gives Calenardhon to Eorl which becomes the later Rohan.
Eorl the Young sets out with the Éothéod towards Calenardhon.
Cirion sends Borondir and his companion in search of the Éothéod.
Sauron returns to Dol Guldur, The Watchful Peace ends.
Erebor founded and the Arkenstone is discovered.
The Balrog Durin's Bane is awakened by the Dwarves of Moria killing Durin VI. The Nazgûl return to Mordor.
Kingdom of Angmar is destroyed in the Battle of Fornost.
In the last stages of the Disaster of the Morannon, Minohtar is slain by an arrow, and his forces are routed. Eärnil arrives at the battlefield, and is victorious in the Battle of the Camp.
The Disaster of the Morannon. Death of Ondoher, King of Gondor, and his sons Artamir and Faramir.
News of the oncoming of the enemy from the south-east reaches Eärnil. He and his Southern Army are already in position, and plan to meet the Wainriders at the river Poros.
Creation of the Shire; the count of years in Shire Reckoning begins with year 1.
The Sons of Castamir the Usurper and most of the fleet of Gondor flee south and seizes Umbar.
Battle of the Crossings of Erui and the Siege of Pelargir. Castamir is killed and Gondor reclaimed by Eldacar.
Castamir the Usurper usurps the throne of Gondor.
The Witch-king of Angmar invades Arnor.
Nazgûl reappear in Middle-earth and the realm of Angmar is founded by the Witch-King.
The Istari arrive to Middle-earth around this time.
Haven of Umbar is taken by Eärnil I.
Easterlings invade Gondor for the second time and slay King Rómendacil.
Easterlings invade Gondor.
Ohtar brings Shards of Narsil to Imladris.
Death of Isildur in the Battle of the Gladden Fields. The One Ring is lost in the Gladden river.
After the victory over Sauron and his stay in Gondor, Isildur sets out for Arnor.
Morgoth is cast into the Void.
The War of Wrath ends. Morgoth is defeated and most parts of Belerian has sunk into the sea.
The host of the Valar arrives in Beleriand and the War of Wrath begins.
Eärendil and Elwing arrive in Valinor and ask the Valar for aid the fight against Morgoth.
Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion. Elwing escapes with the Silmaril into the Sea.
Eärendil begins his great voyages in the search for Valinor.
Elrond and Elros are born at the Havens of Sirion.
Maeglin is captured by Morgoth's spies and betrays Gondolin.
The Sack of Doriath, also known as the Second Kinslaying, occurs in Doriath.
Túrin slays Glaurung. Deaths of Túrin and Níniel.
Turambar and Níniel marry unaware that they are siblings.
Tuor arrives to Gondolin.
A small stream appears in front of Tuor as a sign from the Vala Ulmo. Tuor follows it into the northern parts of Dor-lómin.
Tuor meets Gelmir and Arminas and they show him the path through the Gate of the Noldor.
Tuor encounters the Vala Ulmo who tells him to find the hidden city Gondolin.
Tuor enters Turgon's hall in Vinyamar and picks up a sword, armour and a shield left behind by Turgon.
Tuor meets the elf Voronwë who agrees to guide him to the hidden gate of Gondolin.
Tuor escapes thralldom and becomes an outlaw.
Túrin and Gwindor arrives to Nargothrond.
Túrin's location on Amon Rûdh is betrayed by Mîm. Túrin is captured by the Orcs and all his men, except for Beleg, are slain.
Beleg rescues Túrin from the Orcs in Taur-nu-Fuin but Túrin accidentally kills Beleg, believing him to be one of the Orcs.
Tuor is enslaved by Lorgan, chief of the Easterlings of Dor-lómin.
Túrin flees from Doriath after slaying Saeros.
Túrin sets out to battle on the marshes of Doriath together with Beleg.
Havens of the Falas are besieged and captured.
Túrin comes to Doriath and received and fostered by Thingol.
Nírnaeth Arnoediad, The Battle of Unnumbered Tears, is fought.
Huor and Húrin defend the Pass of Sirion at the Fen of Serech and enable Turgon's escape to Gondolin. Huor is slain and Húrin is captured by Morgoth.
Beren and Lúthien return to Middle-earth and dwell in Dor Firn-i-Guinar.
Lúthien dies of grief and pleads with Mandos. Beren and Lúthien returns to life as mortals.
Beren and Lúthien come to Angband and take a Silmaril from the crown of Morgoth. Beren is slain by Carcharoth.
Beren sets out on the Quest for the Silmaril. Finrod and Beren are imprisoned in Tol-in-Gaurhoth; Finrod is slain by a werewolf and Beren is rescued by Lúthien.
Birth of Túrin Turambar in Gwaeron. Beren departs Dorthonion for Doriath and meet Lúthien.
Sauron captures Minas Tirith.
Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat and is slain.
Morgoth breaks the Siege of Angband in Dagor Bragollach.
Angrod, Aegnor and Bregolas die defending Dorthonion.
The army of Finrod Felagund is ambushed and surrounded with a small company of survivors at the Fen of Serech. Barahir comes to their aid and rescues the Elven lord.
The Pass of Aglon is breached. Celegorm and Curufin flee to Nargothrond.
Hador's folk enter Dor-lómin.
Forest of Brethil is given to the House of Haleth.
Orcs attempt to pierce the pass of Aglon but are pushed back.
Aredhel and Maeglin return to Gondolin. Deaths of Aredhel and Eöl.
The Edain begin migrating from Estolad to Dorthonion, Hithlum and Talath Dirnen.
Maeglin is born in Nan Elmoth.
The First House of the Edain, led by Bëor, enter into Beleriand and are discovered by Finrod.
Glaurung first appeared during the Siege of Angband and claimed Ard-galen. Shortly after he was defeated by Fingon and driven back to Angband. The Long Peace begins.
Orcs launch an attack on Hithlum but are defeated by Fingolfin's forces.
Caranthir meets with the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
Thingol learns of the Kinslaying and bans Quenya in Beleriand.
The tower Barad Nimrais is raised on a cape west of Eglarest.
Turgon moves his people from Nevrast to the hidden valley Tumladen and begins building Gondolin.
Dagor Aglareb, the Glorious Battle, is fought and the Siege of Angband begins.
Minas Tirith is constructed.
Turgon discovers the hidden valley of Tumladen.
Finrod begins the construction of Nargothrond.
Turgon and Finrod recieve a dream by Ulmo to look for hidden places as a refuge from Morgoth.
The Feast of Mereth Aderthad is held at Eithel Ivrin.
The Noldor hold council in Mithrim and select Fingolfin as High-King of the Noldor.
Fingon rescues Maedhros from Thangorodrim. The feud between the Noldor is healed and Fingolfin becomes High King of the Noldor.
After having challenged Morgoth at the gates of Angband, and received no response, Fingolfin and his host set up camp on the north shore of Lake Mithrim.