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Information taken directly from 'Appendix B' in The Lord of the Rings. Years are indicated in bold, and specific days are marked in green.


    2931 - Aragorn II is born.

    2941 - Bilbo Baggins finds the One Ring.

    2942 - Sauron returns to Mordor.

    2983 - Faramir is born. Samwise Gamgee is born.

    2990 - Peregrin Took is born.

    2991 - Éomer is born.

    2995 - Éowyn in born.

    3014 - Théoden falls ill as Gríma becomes his advisor.

    3018

    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.

    3019

    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.



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