20 June - Sauron attacks Gondor and Thranduil. The War of the Ring begins.
10 July - Gandalf is imprisoned in Orthanc.
18 September - Gwaihir rescues Gandalf from Orthanc.
19 September- Théoden refuses to help Gandalf.
21 September - Gandalf encounters and tames Shadowfax.
25 October - The Council of Elrond.
25 December - The Fellowship sets out from Rivendell.
25 February - Théodred is killed at the 1st Battle of the Fords of Isen.
29 February - Merry and Pippin escape into Fangorn Forest while Éomer and the Rohirrim slay their orc captors.
2 March - The Second Battle of the Fords of Isen.
4 March - The Battle of the Hornburg is won.
6 March - Théoden leaves the Hornburg for Harrowdale, accompanied by Dernhelm. Aragorn sets out for the Paths of the Dead.
13 March - Faramir is wounded by a Southron arrow.
15 March - The Pyre of Denethor; Pippin and Gandalf save Faramir's life. Théoden is killed in battle. Éowyn and Merry kill the Witch-King of Angmar.
25 March - Destruction of the One Ring and downfall of Sauron.
1 May - Coronation of Aragorn II as King Elessar of Gondor.
Mid-year's Day - Wedding of Elessar and Arwen.
10 August - Théoden's funeral.