Gandalf spends the night in Bree (approximate date)
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Dates: June 30, 3018 ~ July 1, 3018
An event in the prelude to Gandalf's Imprisonment in Isengard; see that entry for an overview:
'"I will go to Saruman," I said.
'"Then you must go now," said Radagast.... And with that he mounted... and rode off....'
'I could not follow him then and there. I had ridden very far already that day, and I was as weary as my horse; and I needed to consider matters. I stayed the night in Bree, and decided that I had no time to return to the Shire. Never did I make a greater mistake!
'However, I wrote a message to Frodo, and trusted to my friend the innkeeper to send it to him. I rode away at dawn; and I came at long last to the dwelling of Saruman.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
The actual dates of this event are Mid-year's Day through 2 Lithe, 3018, but they cannot be represented using modern date software. In the Middle-earth calendar, three days fall between 30 June and 1 July in non-leap years; in order, they are: 1 Lithe, Mid-year's Day (Midsummer), and 2 Lithe.
Elena Tiriel 16Jul07