- Glorfindel, Strider, and the hobbits come to the Ford of Bruinen where they are attacked by the Black Riders. Frodo safely reaches the other side and the Riders are sweep away by a great wave in the river, drowning their horses and destroying their robes.
- Boromir continues his ride to Rivendell.
- 1955: The Return of the King is published.
- 1958: Viggo Mortensen, actor who played Aragorn II Elessar in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy, is born.
- 1949: Farmer Giles of Ham is published.
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