In the Real WorldEdit
- Birth of Bilbo Baggins.
- Birth of Frodo Baggins.
- Bilbo's 111th birthday party.
- Bilbo left the Shire upon this occasion. He also consciously gave up the One Ring.
- The Black Riders reach the borders of the Shire.
- Saruman enters the Shire.
- The Fourth Age begins.
- Some fans have started celebrating September 22nd as Hobbit Day by having parties. (Others recognize September 12, due to the discrepancy between the Shire Calendar and the Gregorian Calendar.)