Like everyone at some point or another, I've often wondered "what happened on my birthday in The Lord of the Rings?" This, naturally, expanded into the idea that I should provide a simple way for everyone to find this information. Currently, I only have data from 9/20 to 3/2 loaded, but hopefully I'll get to the rest eventually. If you notice any errors, let me know!

Today in The Lord of the Rings:

3018 (3rd Age) - Crickhollow to Bree

Tom rescues Frodo and Co. from the Barrow Wight and they arrive in Bree

Frodo awakes inside the Barrow, and fights off the Wight. He sings, and Tom comes to the rescue, dispelling the Wight and looting the Barrow. The Hobbits each receive a dagger. Tom joins Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin on the remainder of their journey to the Road. Tom leaves, and The Hobbits make the rest of the journey to Bree, where they head to the Prancing Pony. There they meet Barliman Butterbur, Nob, and Strider. During a song, Frodo accidentally puts the Ring on, surprising the Inn's customers and driving them off. Butterbur gives Frodo a letter he was meant to deliver 3 months ago. Strider reveals himself as Aragorn and he joins the party. They learn that the Black Riders are in Bree, so they do not return to their room.

These major characters were present

  • Frodo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Aragorn
  • Peregrin Took
  • Meriodic Brandybuck

Gandalf arrives in the Shire

Gandalf, riding Shadowfax, arrives in the Shire

These major characters were present

  • Gandalf

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In the calendar of the Shire, there are 12 months each with 30 days, so there will be no results for the 31st of any month, and February will have entries on the 29th and 30th.

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