Third Age 2872
- Death of Ruling Steward Belecthor II of Gondor.
- Thorondir, son of Belecthor II, becomes the twenty-second Ruling Steward.
- The White Tree dies, and no seedling can be found. The Dead Tree is left standing.
In editions prior to the 50th Anniversary edition the information for this year in Appendix B was assigned to T.A. 2852, which contradicted the death of Belecthor II in 2872 found in Appendix A in the list of the dates of death of the ruling stewards.