First Age 510
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Notable events in this year include:
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- The Fall of Gondolin: Morgoth attacks Gondolin with an army of orcs, dragons, wolves and balrogs.
- Ecthelion dies killing Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs.
- Deaths of King Turgon and many chieftains of the noble houses of Gondolin.
- Maeglin takes Idril and Eärendil. Tuor kills Maeglin.
- Idril and Tuor lead a group of survivors out a secret tunnel and across the Cirith Thoronath. Glorfindel dies there killing a Balrog. The exiles wander towards the Mouths of Sirion.
- Gil-galad becomes High King of the Noldor.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: V. The Tale of Years", p. 351