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The 1990s

1993 (Y13) AD = 112  MM = 68  TR = 67  RH = 65  M = 35  BW = 23  CW = 21  PW = 17  FGW = 15  HG = 14  H&R = 13  GW = 12  

The [Sweetwater], Texas [Quidditch] team, the [All-Stars], defeats the [Quiberon Quafflepunchers]The match lasts five days.
[Dolores Umbridge] crafts anti-[werewolf] legislationThe new law makes it almost impossible for [Lupin] to get a job.
February 14
Valentine's Day[Lockhart] takes it upon himself to whip up a celebration; Harry receives an anonymous [singing valentine].

That night, [Harry] learns how to work [Riddle]'s [diary] and travels into his memory, which convinces [Harry] that [Hagrid] had opened the [Chamber of Secrets].
May 8
The [Basilisk] petrifies [Hermione Granger] and [Penelope Clearwater]The [Hogwarts] [Quidditch Cup] is cancelled.
late May 8
[Hagrid] is sent to [Azkaban]; [Dumbledore] is removed as headmaster of [Hogwarts][Harry] and [Ron] watch from under the [invisibility cloak] as [Cornelius Fudge] and [Lucius Malfoy] serve the orders.
May 24
[Harry] and [Ron] enter the [Forbidden Forest] and meet [Aragog] (CS15)
May 29
[Harry] and [Ron] discover the [Chamber of Secrets]They learn that [Ginny Weasley] has been taken into the [Chamber] and go to offer their knowledge to [Professor Lockhart]. When they discover he's trying to take off, they instead force him to join them - and go through [Moaning Myrtle]'s bathroom down into the [Chamber of Secrets].
late May 29
The spirit-form of [Voldemort] is defeated by [Harry Potter] in the [Chamber of Secrets][Harry] kills the [Basilisk] and uses its fang to destroy the [diary], therefore destroying [Riddle] and saving [Ginny]'s life. [Gilderoy Lockhart]'s memory is destroyed when he attempts to [Obliviate] [Ron] and [Harry] and get out of the [Chamber].

Later that night, the [Petrified] people are restored using [Mandrake Draught].
original artwork © [Agata Matteucci], used by permission
May 30
[Dobby] the [house-elf] is freed from service to the [Malfoy family]He is freed when [Harry] tricks [Lucius Malfoy] into throwing him a sock.
May 30
[Lucius Malfoy] is removed from the Board of Governors of [Hogwarts][Hagrid] and [Dumbledore] return to [Hogwarts]
[Gryffindor] wins the [House Cup]; no [Quidditch Cup] is awarded (CS18)
circa July
The [Granger] family vacations in [France] (PA1)
[Arthur Weasley] wins 700 [Galleons] in a [Daily Prophet] drawingThe [Weasley] family spends a month in [Egypt], visiting [Bill].

They leave a week before [Harry]'s birthday and stay until the week before the end of the holidays. They are gone the last week of July and the first three weeks of August.
July 27
[Jo Rowling]'s first daughter, [Jessica Isabel Rowling], is born
circa July 30
[Sirius Black] escapes from [Azkaban]He escapes by changing into his dog form and swimming back to the mainland.
Very likely the escape happened within a day or two of [Harry]'s birthday, since it shows up on the morning news on the 31st. [Sirius] saw the photo of the [Weasleys] during that previous week, on a copy of the [Daily Prophet] [Fudge] had finished reading. This particular photo had appeared a week before [Harry]'s birthday, which would be on the 24th. [Fudge] wouldn't be carrying a paper more than a day old, so Black would have proabably seen the picture on that actual day. Given reasonable time for all this to occur, it works out logically that he worried frantically about what to do to protect [Harry] for several days, was heard moaning "He's at [Hogwarts]" in his sleep as he agonized over the situation, then finally escaped on the 29th or 30th.
July 31
[Harry]'s 13th birthday; [Aunt Marge] comes for a visit with the [Dursleys]"[Aunt Marge] coming for a week-long visit - it was the worst birthday present the [Dursleys] had ever given him, including that pair of [Uncle Vernon]'s old socks."
[Quality Quidditch Supplies] displays the new [Firebolt] [broomstick] (PA4)
August 7
On the last day of [Aunt Marge]'s visit, [Harry] blows her up and runs awayThe [Knight Bus] picks him up in [Magnolia Crescent] and drops him off at the [Leaky Cauldron].
after August 7
[Harry] stays at the [Leaky Cauldron] and spends his days in [Diagon Alley]He does his homework out in the open, eats free ice creams, picks up his [books], and repeatedly stops by [Quality Quidditch Supplies] to admire the [Firebolt].
August 31
[Harry] meets [Hermione] and [Ron] in [Diagon Alley]They are all staying at the [Leaky Cauldron]. [Hermione] buys [Crookshanks].

That night, [Harry] overhears [Mr. and Mrs. Weasley] in conversation - and learns that [Sirius Black] is after him.
The [Gryffindor Quidditch team] is looking very promising this year[Oliver Wood] says that "[Gryffindor] hasn't won for seven years now." He is taking into account the fact that no Cup was awarded last year when he says this (so that it agrees with other such comments in the book, quoted below). The last time [Gryffindor] won the [Quidditch Cup], then was the 1983-1984 season.

This year's team consists of:
  • [Oliver Wood], seventh year, [Keeper], Captain
  • [Angelina Johnson], fifth year, [Chaser]
  • [Alicia Spinnet], fifth year, [Chaser]
  • [Fred Weasley], fifth year, [Beater]
  • [George Weasley], fifth year, [Beater]
  • [Harry Potter], third year, [Seeker]
  • [Katie Bell], fourth year, Chaser
During [Harry]'s first year, the following comment is made:
"If they won their next match, against [Hufflepuff], they would overtake [Slytherin] in the house championship for the first time in seven years...As the match drew nearer, however, [Harry] became more and more nervous, whatever he told [Ron] and [Hermione]. The rest of the team wasn't too calm, either. The idea of overtaking [Slytherin] in the house championship was wonderful, no one had done it for seven years, but would they be allowed to, with such a biased referee?"
September 1
[Harry] and his friends begin their third year at [Hogwarts], which is now surrounded by [Dementors][Dementors] search the [Hogwarts Express] while students are on their way to school, making [Harry] collapse.
September 1
[Remus Lupin] and [Rubeus Hagrid] begin their professorships at [Hogwarts][Lupin] teaches [Defence Against the Dark Arts]; [Hagrid], [Care of Magical Creatures].
October 31
[Sirius Black] breaks into [Hogwarts] and slashes the [Fat Lady] in an attempt to find [Pettigrew]Everyone thinks he's after [Harry]; [Dumbledore] sends all of the students to sleep in the [Great Hall] overnight. [Snape] thinks [Lupin] is helping [Sirius] sneak into the castle.
[Harry] loses his first-ever [Quidditch] matchThe [Gryffindor Quidditch team] loses to Hufflepuff when [Dementors] cause [Harry] to fall off his broom, and [Cedric Diggory] grabs the [Snitch]. Harry's [Nimbus 2000] is blown into the [Whomping Willow] and smashed to bits.
circa December 18
End-of-Term trip to [Hogsmeade][Fred and George] give [Harry] the [Marauder's Map], which allows him to sneak into [Hogsmeade]. Once there he overhears a conversation among [Hogwarts staff] - and learns that [Sirius Black], his godfather, betrayed his parents to [Voldemort].
December 25
Christmas - [Harry] receives a [Firebolt], but [McGonagall] takes it away[Ron] and [Harry] are angry with [Hermione] for weeks over the fact that she told [McGonagall] about the [Firebolt].

1994 (Y14) AD = 113  MM = 69  TR = 68  RH = 66  M = 36  BW = 24  CW = 22  PW = 18  FGW = 16  HG = 15  H&R = 14  GW = 13  

The [Toyohashi Tengu], the [Quidditch] team from [Japan], narrowly misses a win over the [Gorodok Gargoyles]
Toyohashi, Japan, Asia
[Sirius Black] sneaks into [Gryffindor Tower] in search of [Pettigrew]
Hogwarts, Gryffindor Tower, Dormitory
[Ron]\'s screams drive him out, and [Ron] becomes an instant celebrity. [Neville], meanwhile, is completely disgraced when [McGonagall] figures out he left the [Gryffindor Tower] [passwords] lying around.
April 20
[Buckbeak]'s hearingThe [Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures] considers the fate of the [Hippogriff] and sentences him to death.
June 6
[Peter Pettigrew], disguised as Scabbers the rat, is cornered and revealed ([PA19])In the [Shrieking Shack], [Sirius Black] and [Remus Lupin] explain the story of [Pettigrew] - and the story of the [Marauders] ([PA17], [PA18])

Outside the shack, though, it's a full moon - and [Lupin] transforms into a [werewolf]. In the confusion, [Pettigrew] escapes ([PA20]) and spends the next months searching for [Voldemort] in [Albania] ([GF1]).
June 6
[Sirius Black] escapes from [Hogwarts] on the back of the [Hippogriff] [Buckbeak]Buckbeak is scheduled to be executed at sundown; [Sirius Black] is captured and held to receive the [Dementor's Kiss].

With [Dumbledore]'s guidance, [Harry] and [Hermione] use a [time-turner] to travel back three hours and free [Buckbeak]. Harry then casts a [Patronus Charm] to save himself and [Sirius] from the [Dementors], and he and [Hermione] ride Buckbeak to [Sirius]'s rescue.
June 7
[Remus Lupin] resigns from [Hogwarts] after it becomes known he is a [werewolf][Snape] "accidentally" lets it slip, the morning after [Sirius Black] escapes.
after June 7
[Gryffindor] wins both the [Quidditch Cup] and [House Cup] (PA22)
circa July
[Bertha Jorkins], on holiday in [Albania], is tortured and then murdered by [Pettigrew] and [Voldemort] (GF1)
circa July
[International Confederation of Wizards] conference (GF18)
July 31
[Harry]'s 14th birthdayHe receives loads of food - and four birthday cakes - to help combat [Dudley]'s diet.
early August 20
[Voldemort] and [Wormtail] take up residence in the old [Riddle house] in [Little Hangleton][Frank Bryce] is killed, shortly before his 77th birthday.
August 20
[Harry Potter] wakes up with his scar hurting after seeing [Frank Bryce]'s death in a dream (GF1)
August 22
Final of the 422nd [Quidditch World Cup] - [Ireland] beats [Bulgaria], 170 to 160[Harry], [Hermione], and the [Weasleys] are in attendance.

That night, [Death Eaters] raid the campsite and are driven away when [Barty Crouch Jr.] casts the [Dark Mark].
August 23
[Bartemius Crouch] sacks his [house-elf], [Winky]He does so after she is found holding the [wand] which had cast a [Dark Mark].
September 1
[Harry] and his friends travel to [Hogwarts] aboard the [Hogwarts Express], and begin their fourth yearWe know that they travel to Hogwarts on a Monday because the evening before is identified as a Sunday:

"'It's been an absolute uproar,' [Percy] told them importantly the Sunday evening before they were due to return to Hogwarts." (GF11)

It's clear from the story that the rest of the events described of that night are taking place the evening before they leave.
September 2
Classes begin[Draco Malfoy] tries to hex [Harry], but is turned into a [ferret] by [Moody]. [Moody] gets into a bit of trouble with [McGonagall] as a result.
We know that this is also a Monday from this reference at breakfast that day:

"'Today's not bad.. . outside all morning,' said [Ron], who was running his finger down the Monday column of his schedule."

UPDATE: This error in the text was fixed in later editions (c. 2004).
September 4
In [Defence Against the Dark Arts], [Moody] shows the [Unforgivable Curses][Neville Longbottom] is particularly upset after watching [Moody] [Crucio] a [spider].
October 30
Delegations from [Durmstrang] and [Beauxbatons] arrive at [Hogwarts] for the [Triwizard Tournament] (GF15)
October 31
The [Goblet of Fire] selects the champions for the [Triwizard Tournament]The champions are [Viktor Krum], [Fleur Delacour], [Cedric Diggory], and - to everyone's surprise - [Harry Potter].
November 21
[Hogsmeade] weekend for [Hogwarts] studentsLate that night (actually very early the next morning), [Hagrid] shows [Harry] the [dragons] for the first task, and [Sirius] uses the [Floo Network] to tell Harry about [Karkaroff].
November 24
The [First Task] of the [Triwizard Tournament]The champions take it in turn to try to steal a golden egg from the clutches of a [dragon]. [Harry] manages to defeat a nasty [Hungarian Horntail dragon] to claim his golden egg.
circa December
[Jo Rowling] and her daughter move to Edinburgh, [Scotland] (JKR)
late December 25
The [Yule Ball], 8 PM until midnight[Harry] and [Ron] don't have much fun - Harry spends the night jealous of [Cedric], who brought [Cho Chang], and Ron spends it jealous of [Viktor Krum], who asked [Hermione]. Meanwhile, [Neville] attends with [Ginny].

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