Originally posted on JRR Tolkien Examiner.
March 25, 2941 TA: Thorin Oakenshield and Gandalf Greyhame encounter one another, seemingly by chance, at the Prancing Pony in Bree. This meeting leads directly to the Quest of Erebor.
March 25, 3019 TA: The destruction of the One Ring, the Downfall of Barad-dûr and the final defeat of Sauron Gorthaur.
March 25, 3021 TA/1 FA: Beginning of the Fourth Age of Middle-earth, as reckoned by the chroniclers of the Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor.
March 25, 3021 TA/1 FA: Birth of Elanor “the Fair” Gardner Fairbairn, daughter of Samwise & Rosie Gardner.
Today in Tolkien history:
March 25th, 2003: The Tolkien Society establishes the annual Tolkien Reading Day, with the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of JRR Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date was chosen in honor of the fall of Sauron.Tags: Downfall of Barad-dûr, Elanor Fairbairn, Fourth Age, Gandalf, Quest of Erebor, Sauron, The Hobbit (book), The One Ring, Thorin Oakenshield, Tolkien Reading Day, Tolkien Society