- Estel, later known as Aragorn, comes of age and is told about his heritage
- The Corsairs of Umbar officially ally themselves with Mordor and destroy great monument commemorating Ar-Pharazôn's victory over Sauron
- Death of Fengel, fifteenth King of Rohan
- Thengel became the sixteenth King of Rohan
- Last meeting of the White Council, Saruman claims that the Ruling Ring has been swept out to sea.
- Death of Turgon, the twenty-fourth Ruling Steward of Gondor
- Ecthelion II became the twenty-fifth Ruling Steward of Gondor.
- Saruman claimed lordship over Isengard, and fortified Orthanc.