First Age 587
From Tolkien Gateway
Notable events in this year include:
- Beleriand is destroyed during the War of Wrath and Morgoth is defeated and nearly all the dragons and Balrogs are killed.
- Ancalagon the Black is destroyed by Eärendil. Ancalagon's body falls from the sky and destroys Thangorodrim.
- Much of Beleriand sinks beneath the sea.
- Eönwë takes the Silmarils from Morgoth. Morgoth's Iron Crown is beat into a collar around his neck and attached to Angainor.
- Maedhros and Maglor steal the Silmarils. The Silmarils burn their hands and Maedhros jumps into a fiery chasm with his Silmaril whilst Maglor casts his Silmaril into the sea. The fate of Maglor is unknown.
- 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. 346
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"