Third Age 2951
Notable events in this year include:
- Sauron declares himself openly and gathers power in Mordor. He begins the rebuilding of Barad-dûr.
- Gollum turns towards Mordor.
- Sauron sends three of the Nazgûl to reoccupy Dol Guldur.
- Birth of Heribald Bolger, second child and second son of Wilibald Bolger and Prisca Baggins.
As of 2015, the published version of The Lord of the Rings includes entries for the year 2951 that: Elrond reveals to Aragorn his true name and ancestry; Aragorn meets Arwen in Rivendell; and Aragorn goes into the Wild. Following research by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, Christopher Tolkien agrees that this is in error and the correct year for these entries should be T.A. 2952. Tolkien Gateway reflects this.