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Wizarding Through the Ages
Calendar of Events

Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets

"Very well, so you found out where the entrance was -- breaking a hundred school rules into pieces along the way, I might add -- but how on earth did you all get out of there alive, Potter?"
     -- Minerva McGonagall

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
     -- Albus Dumbledore

The calendars which follow were carefully researched and are based on various references in the canon. The only specific reference to the year in the books is the date on Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday cake in this book. That date, by which we can determine that book two takes place in 1992-93, has been verified by Rowling. Warner Bros. has stated that a short timeline for the series was approved by her for the release of the DVD of Chamber of Secrets. According to that Official Timeline (CS/dvd), Harry Potter was born on July 31, 1980. Therefore the events of this book begin on July 31, 1992, Harry's 12th birthday.

Events which are specifically listed on that timeline are indicated on this calendar in red.

Curiously,Valentine's Day in 1993 fell on a Sunday. It seems unlikely that Hogwarts holds classes on Sunday, but as Harry was on his way to Charms class when he was stopped late on Valentine's Day afternoon by the dwarf with the singing Valentine, we're stuck with it.

July 1992 [Y12] - July 1993 [Y13]
JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC - JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY references
26 27 28 29 30 31
Harry's 12th birthday

dinner party with the Masons

Dobby visits Harry

Harry receives a warning by owl from the Ministry of Magic
Aug 1
bars put on Harry's window
CS1, CS2
Aug 2 3
nine Ministry raids overnight

Harry rescued by flying car
4
Harry arrives at the Burrow in time for breakfast
5 6 7 8 CS3
Aug 9 10 11 12
letters from school

Quidditch practice in the Weasleys' paddock
      CS4
Aug 16 17 18 19
trip to Diagon Alley

Harry accidentally visits Knockturn Alley

Lockhart book signing at Flourish & Blotts
20 21 22 CS4
Aug 23 24 25 26 27 28 29  
Aug 30 31
end of holidays

dinner and fireworks at the Burrow
Sept 1
trip on the Hogwarts Express

barrier closed

Ron and Harry travel by flying car to school

Ginny Weasley is Sorted into Gryffindor
2
first day of term

Ron receives a Howler from his mother
3
double herbology

transfiguration

lunch

DADA Lockhart gives a quiz about himself, then unleashes Cornish pixies
4
charms (AM)
5
dawn Quidditch practice

Ron's slug attack

detentions
8pm-midnight:
Ron polishes trophies, Harry answers fan mail

Harry hears the basilisk's voice for the first time
CS5, CS6, CS7
Sept 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
Sept 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Hermione's birthday
PA4, HBP17, HBP18, HBP22, JKR
Sept 20 21 22 23 24 25 26  
Sept 27 28 29 30 Oct 1 2 3 CS8
cold and flu going around
Oct 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Oct 11 12 13 14 15 16 17  
Oct 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Quidditch practice in the rain

Harry caught by Filch "befouling the castle," rescued by Nearly Headless Nick
CS8 (cont.)
Oct 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
HALLOWEEN

Nearly Headless Nick's 500th Deathday Party 7pm

Harry hears voice for second time

first attack: Mrs. Norris petrified
CS8 (cont.)
Nov 1 2 3 4
potions right before lunch

lunch

History of Magic discussion of Chamber legend

first visit to Moaning Myrtle's bathroom
5
DADA
after which
Hermione gets Lockhart's signature for Most Potente Potions and
they get the book from the library
6 7
Quidditch: Gryffindor vs. Slytherin, 11am
Gryffindor wins

rogue Bludger breaks Harry's arm, Lockhart then debones the arm
CS9, CS10
Nov 8
very early AM
Dobby visits Harry in hospital
also:
second attack: Colin Creevey petrified

Hermione and Ron work on potion in bathroom
9
rumors flying, roaring trade in amulets and talismans
10 11 12 13 14 CS11
Nov 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 CS11
Nov 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CS11
Nov 29 30 Dec 1 2 3 4 5 CS11
Dec 6
polyjuice potion half finished
7
McGonagall takes names of those staying at Hogwarts over Christmas
8 9 10
double potions (afternoon) during which
Hermione steals potion supplies from Snape's office
11 12 CS11
Dec 13 14 15 16 17
dueling club 8pm, Great Hall

Harry speaks Parseltongue

blizard begins
18
blizzard covers school

last herbology class of term cancelled

second rooster killed

third attack: Justin Fitch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick petrified

transfiguration
19 CS11
Dec 20 21
End of Term

Hogwarts Express back to London
22 23 24 25
CHRISTMAS

noon feast

polyjuice potion finished, Harry and Ron "become" Crabbe and Goyle

Hermione in hospital with furry face and tail
26 CS12
Dec 27 28 29 30 31 Jan 1 2 CS12
Hermione in hospital
Jan 3
Hogwarts Express back to school
4
start of term
5 6 7 8 9 CS13
Hermione in hospital
Jan 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 CS13
Hermione in hospital
Jan 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 CS13
Hermione in hospital
Jan 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 CS13
Hermione in hospital
Jan 31 Feb 1
Hermione leaves hospital
2 3 4 5 6 CS13
mandrakes are getting secretive and moody
Feb 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 CS13
Feb 14
Lockhart's Very Special Valentine's Day

Charms (PM)

Harry talks to Tom Riddle by means of the diary
15 16 17 18 19 20 CS13
Feb 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 CS14
Feb 28 Mar 1
Ron's birthday
2 3 4 5 6 CS14
Mar 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 CS14
Mar 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 CS14
Mar 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 CS14
Mar 28 29 30 31 Apr 1
the twins' birthday
2 3 CS14
(cont.)
Apr 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 CS14
Apr 11
Easter Sunday
12 13 14 15 16 17 CS14
Apr 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 CS14
Apr 25 26 27 28 29 30 May 1 CS14
May 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Quidditch: Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff match cancelled

fourth attack: Hermione Granger and Penelope Clearwater petrified

Dumbledore removed as headmaster

Hagrid taken to Azkaban
CS14
May 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 CS14
Hermione in hospital
May 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 CS14
Hermione in hospital
May 23 24
potions

herbology

DADA

Harry and Ron meet Aragog in the Forbidden Forest late at night
25
transfiguration
26 27 28 29
mandrakes are ready for cutting

Ginny taken into Chamber

Harry, Ron, Lockhart enter Chamber at sunset

Harry defeats Tom Riddle in the Chamber of Secrets
CS15, CS16, CS17
Hermione in hospital
May 30
Lucius Malfoy sacked as school governor

Dobby freed

early AM feast

all victims un-petrified

Hagrid returns 3:30 AM
31 June 1
exams (cancelled)
2 3 4 5 CS18
June 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 CS18
June 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Hogwarts Express back to London
CS18
June 20 21 22
Dudley's birthday
23 24 25 26
Ron tries to call Harry on the telephone
PA1
June 27 28 29 30 July 1 2 3 PA1
July 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PA1
July 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 PA1
July 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 PA1

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