Frodo Gandalf and the RingThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on April 12th:

  •  Gandalf reaches Hobbiton (3018)
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April 12, 3018 (S.R. 1418) The Great Years

1. Gandalf reaches Hobbiton.  

(from the appendices)

“…after a late breakfast, the wizard was sitting with Frodo by the open window of the study.  A bright fire was on the hearth, but the sun was warm…

Gandalf was thinking of a Spring, nearly eighty years before, when Bilbo had run out of Bag End without a handkerchief….”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 78-80 FotR)