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March in Harry Potter History......

1992 (PS)
1st - Ron's 12th birthday
23rd - Hermione begins prepping for exams.

1993 (CS)
1st - Ron's 13th birthday. 

1994 (PA)
1st - Ron's 14th birthday.

1995 (GF)
5th - At breakfast a brown owl from Sirius with arrangements to meet next day; Rita's article about Hermione, Krum, Harry appears in Witch Weekly; Karakroff shows up in Potions, worried about his arm.
6th - Hogsmeade visit: the Trio leave the castle at noon, pick out lurid socks for Dobby at Gladrags; at 2 p.m. they meet Sirius and talk in the cave.
7th - After breakfast the Trio writes to Percy, using Hedwig; They visit the kitchens again and  Harry sends food to Sirius.  Form the owlery he sees Hagrid digging, eagle owl flying.
8th - At breakfast, Hermione gets the first hate mail. Students study Nifflers in Care of Magical Creatures class.

1996 (OP)
8th - Entry Hall scene where Trelawney is sacked by Umbridge and Dumbledore hires Firenze. 
10th - First Divination lesson with Firenze, who asks Harry to warn Hagrid.

1997 (HBP)
1st - Ron's fateful 17th birthday!  Students have Apparition lesson. The scheduled Hogsmeade trip is cancelled. Ron takes Romilda's love potion by mistake.  Harry takes Ron to Slughorn and gets antidote, but Slughorn gives Ron poisoned mead; Harry saves his life with a bezoar.   The Weasleys visit Ron in hospital wing.  Hagrid lets slip that Dumbledore argued with Snape.  McLaggen corners Harry about playing keeper.
8th - Harry sees Malfoy sneaking off with lookouts.  Luna commentates the Quidditch match: Gryffindor loses when McLaggen pelts Harry with bludger and cracks his skull.  Harry in hospital wing, asks Kreacher and Dobby to tail Malfoy.
10th - Harry and Ron leave the hospital wing.  Ginny & Dean and Ron & Lavender fight.  Harry has his fourth lesson with Dumbledore: he sees memories of Riddle visiting Hepzibah Smith and asking for the DADA teaching post at Hogwarts.
16th - Harry talks with Ron and Hermione, realizes Malfoy is using Room of Requirement. 
17th - Between classes, Harry tries to get into the Room of Requirement.  Harry talks with Myrtle, finds she's been conversing with a boy.  Hermione and Ron go for Apparition lessons in Hogsmeade.  Harry runs into Tonks.

1998 (DH)
21 - Ginny leaves Hogwarts for the Burrow, for Easter holiday.
(Exact date unknown) - Trio listens to Potterwatch until Harry speaks Voldemort's name; trio is captured by Snatchers, taken to Malfoy mansion but escape thanks to Dobby, who is killed in the process along with Wormtail (happens partially post-midnight, early the next morning)
(beginning at dawn the next morning) - Safe at Shell Cottage, Harry buries Dobby in the yard. Harry asks Griphook and Ollivander for help. Voldemort takes the elder wand from Dumbledore's tomb.
(a few days later) - Griphook agrees to help Harry in exchange for Gryffindor's sword Harry, Hermione, Ron, & Griphook begin plotting to break into Gringotts.

 


March Birthdays


1 - Ron Weasley
3- Miranda Richardson: Rita Skeeter (1958)
10 - Remus Lupin (1960 -d. May 2, 1998)
12 - Sue Upton: TLC Editor
13- Harry Melling: Dudley Dursley (1989)
15- Sean Biggerstaff: Oliver Wood (1983)
18- Steven Kloves: screenplay writer films 1,2,3,5 (1960)
20- David Thewlis: Remus Lupin (1963)
21- Gary Oldman: Sirius Black (1958)
22- Leilah Sutherland: Alicia Spinnet (1985)
23- David Gordon Rowling Murray (2003)
27 – James Potter (1960 -d. Oct. 31, 1981)
27- Julian Glover: Voice of Aragog (1934)
27- Adrian Rawlins: James Potter (1958)
28- Mike Newell: Director of Goblet of Fire (1942)
29- Brendan Gleeson: Mad-Eye Moody (1955)
30- Robbie Coltrane: Rubeus Hagrid (1950)


Events & Reminders

2008

June 19-21, 2008: Convention Alley 2 - Ottawa, Ontario Canada

July 10-13, 2008: Portus 2008, Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas

July 13 - 18, 2008: NIU Muggle Academy summer camp, sponsored by Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois USA

July 25-27, 2008: Accio 2008, Magdalen College, Oxford UK

August 7-11, 2008: Terminus sponsored by Narrate Conferences, Inc.- Chicago, Illinois USA

November 14-16, 2008: As-yet-unnamed conference sponsored by Northern Illinois University, Illinois USA

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film will be released in theaters
November 20 – Germany, Netherlands
November 21 – Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA
November 26 – Belgium, France
November 27 - Australia
November 28 - Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Spain
December 6 - Japan

2009

May 21-24, 2009: “LeakyCon”, Boston, MA

June 26-29, 2009: Sectus 2009, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales CANCELLED

July 23-26, 2009: “Level Two 2009”, San Jose, California

December 1, 2009: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park opens at Universal Studios, Orlando Florida

2010

July 15-18, 2010: Infinitus 2010 at “Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park", Universal Studios, Orlando Florida

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film to be released in theaters


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PLS GEWQ JL KQ HEMQDSB XD PLS OQJ DMXQAFBP VXJG ZQ KQHESYQ PLS JQAF JL JSMA SR XA ZP KLLCY, EAF XD PLS LDDQAF ZQ, PLS LDJQA JSMA SR EY E AEYJP HGEMEHJQM.

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Potion Ingredients

1. LACEWING FLIES
2. ACONITE
3. RAT SPLEEN
4. UNICORN HORNS
5. SNEEZEWORT

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