1995 (Y15) AD = 114 MM = 70 TR = 69 RH = 67 M = 37 BW = 25 CW = 23 PW = 19 FGW = 17 HG = 16 H&R = 15 GW = 14
[Rita Skeeter]'s article about [Hagrid] appears in the [Daily Prophet][Hagrid], revealed to be half-[giant], is distraught for days.
The [Second Task] of the [Triwizard Tournament][Harry] swims to rescue [Ron] from the depths of the lake, where he is being held by [merpeople]. [Hermione] is rescued by [Viktor Krum].
The [Third Task] of the [Triwizard Tournament][Harry] races through a maze, and finishes in a first-place tie with [Cedric Diggory]. When they touch the cup, they are transported to [Little Hangleton].
[Voldemort] kidnaps [Harry Potter] and [Cedric Diggory][Cedric] is killed by [Wormtail] using [Voldemort]'s wand. [Voldemort] is restored to his body in an ancient ceremony ([GF32]). The [Death Eaters] are called back to him and they gather ([GF33]). [Voldemort] and [Harry] then duel, and [Harry] manages to escape with [Cedric]'s body ([GF34]).
Back at [Hogwarts], it is revealed that [Barty Crouch Jr.], impersonating [Moody] all year, led [Harry] to [Voldemort] ([GF35]).
[Cornelius Fudge] and [Albus Dumbledore] choose different paths[Fudge] hides his head in the sand, while [Dumbledore] begins to call together those he can trust to fight [Voldemort].
No [Quidditch Cup] is awarded this year; there is no mention of who wins the [House Cup] (GF37)
The [Cleansweep Eleven] is released[Ron Weasley] learns that this [broomstick] has come on the market. He later asks for and receives one as a gift for being made [Prefect].
[Harry Potter]'s 15th birthdayHe receives [Honeydukes] chocolate from [Ron] and [Hermione], but throws it away unopened out of frustration with the situation
At some point during the day, [Dudley Dursley] beats up 10-year-old neighbour [Mark Evans] for "cheek" (OP1)
[Dementors] attack [Dudley] and [Harry]; [Harry] drives them off with a [Patronus Charm] ([OP1])The [Dementors], we find out later, had been sent by [Dolores Umbridge] ([OP32]).
The [Ministry of Magic] - and the [Order of the Phoenix] - react to [Harry]'s [Patronus Charm][Mrs. Figg] reveals her identity to [Harry]; [Mundungus Fletcher] arrives and is sent to report to [Dumbledore]. The [Improper Use of Magic Office] atttempts to expel [Harry] from [Hogwarts], but [Dumbledore] arrives at the [Ministry] and forces them to comply with the letter of the law.
[Harry] leaves [Privet Drive] and flies to [number twelve, Grimmauld Place]The [Dursleys] depart for what they believe to be the prize-giving of the All-[England] Best-Kept Suburban Lawn Competition.
The Advance Guard - "[Mad-Eye]" [Moody], [Remus Lupin], [Nymphadora Tonks], [Kingsley Shacklebolt], [Elphias Doge], [Dedalus Diggle], [Emmeline Vance], [Sturgis Podmore], and [Hestia Jones] - arrive at [number four, Privet Drive] to escort [Harry] to [number twelve, Grimmauld Place] ([OP3]). Once there, [Harry] learns about the [Order of the Phoenix], and [Voldemort]'s current actions.
Later that night, [Harry] dreams about studying weapons in [Care of Magical Creatures] ([OP6]).
[Mundungus Fletcher] attempts to stash some dodgy [cauldrons] at [number twelve, Grimmauld Place] (OP6)
[Harry]'s disciplinary hearing in old [Courtroom Ten]He sees the [Department of Mysteries] corridor in the waking world for the first time ([OP7]).
- 0530 [Harry] wakes up ([OP7]).
- 0600 [Dumbledore] 'by a lucky mistake' arrives at the [Ministry], three hours before the scheduled time of 0900 ([OP8]).
- 0800 [Harry]'s disciplinary hearing begins in old [Courtroom Ten], the time and venue having been changed without his receiving notification ([OP8]).
- [Harry] empties his moneybag into the [Fountain of Magical Brethren] after his acquittal ([OP9]).
The [Ministry of Magic] passes [Educational Decree] 22This decree allows the [Ministry] to appoint a [Defence Against the Dark Arts] professor - [Dolores Umbridge] - since [Dumbledore] has not yet found one.
[Ron] and [Hermione] receive notification about their appointment as new [Prefects][Molly Weasley] buys [Ron]'s [Cleansweep Eleven]. That night, [Harry] first sees [Moody]'s old photograph of the 1970s [Order of the Phoenix] and [Harry], [Lupin], and [Moody] learn about [Molly]'s [Boggart].
A busy day as students make their way to [Harry]'s fifth year at [Hogwarts]
- 0100 [Sturgis Podmore] arrested at the [Ministry] by [Eric Munch] ([OP14]).
- 1100 [Hogwarts Express] departs [King's Cross Station]. [Ginny] introduces [Harry] and [Neville] to [Luna Lovegood] ([OP10]).
- After the train arrives at [Hogwarts], [Harry] sees [Thestrals] for the first time (OP10).
- At the feast, the [Sorting Hat] sings a song of warning, and [Dolores Umbridge] is introduced ([OP11]).
- [Seamus Finnigan] admits he believes [Harry] is lying ([OP11]).
Classes begin[Ron] confronts [Cho Chang] about the [Tutshill Tornados], after which [Hermione] tells him off ([OP12]). From this point on, [Hermione] tends to drag [Ron] out of the way when [Cho] wants to talk with [Harry].
[Harry] is given a week's worth of [detentions] by [Umbridge] and a biscuit by [McGonagall] ([OP12]).
[Hermione] stops most of [Fred and George]'s testing by putting them on notice that she'll report them to their mother otherwise. She also starts planting clothes in [Gryffindor Tower] for [house-elves] ([OP13]).
Second day of class[Harry] gets public support from [Luna Lovegood] and [Ernie Macmillan], while [Angelina] appears to be channeling [Oliver Wood]'s spirit. At 5 p.m., [Harry]'s first [detention] with [Umbridge] begins.
At 5 p.m., [Harry]'s second [detention] with [Umbridge] begins (OP13)
At 5 p.m., [Harry]'s third [detention] with [Umbridge] begins, ending about 2 hours later[Harry] then encounters [Ron], who learns the full truth about the [detentions] as [Harry] learns about [Ron]'s private [Keeper] practices.
At 5 p.m., both the [Gryffindor] [Keeper] tryouts and [Harry]'s fourth [detention] with [Umbridge] begin[Harry]'s [detention] lasts until after nightfall. [Ron Weasley] is selected as [Gryffindor]'s [Keeper].
On the first [Hogsmeade] weekend, [Harry] and [Hermione] found the [D.A.][Hermione] invites interested students to the [Hog's Head], and twenty-eight people show up.
The first meeting of [Dumbledore's Army]Thanks to a tip from [Dobby], they find a place to meet - the [Room of Requirement] - and spend the first lesson working on [Expelliarmus].
The first [Quidditch] match of the season: [Gryffindor] vs. [Slytherin]The [Slytherins] invent a song, "Weasley is Our King," to unnerve [Ron], who promptly falls apart during the match. [Gryffindor] still wins when [Harry] beats [Malfoy] to the [Snitch].
After the match Harry goes after Malfoy for taunting him and he, along with [Fred and George Weasley], are banned from playing again by [Umbridge].
[Mr. Weasley] is attacked by a [snake] while guarding the [Department of Mysteries]Harry sees the attack in a dream and he, along with [Ron], [Fred], [George], and [Ginny], is transported back to [Grimmauld Place]. After a long, anxious night, they walk to [St. Mungo's] to visit [Arthur] the next morning.
Christmas Day - the [Order] visits [Mr. Weasley] in [St. Mungo's]There, [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] also run into [Lockhart], along with [Neville], who is visiting his parents.
1996 (Y16) AD = 115 MM = 71 TR = 70 RH = 68 M = 38 BW = 26 CW = 24 PW = 20 FGW = 18 HG = 17 H&R = 16 GW = 15
Valentine's Day[Harry]'s first date with [Cho Chang] (the complete fiasco), followed by [Rita]'s interview of [Harry] for [The Quibbler].
The [D.A.] is caught[Marietta Edgecombe] squeals on the [D.A.] to [Umbridge]. Rather than let [Harry] get expelled,[Dumbledore] takes the fall instead and is removed from [Hogwarts]. Unwilling to "go quietly," he instead makes a dramatic escape.
"As the door swung closed behind them, Harry heard [Phineas Nigellus]'s voice.
'You know, Minister, I disagree with [Dumbledore] on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style....'"
[Harry] takes his [O.W.L.s], but they are interrupted by a vision of [Sirius] being tortured ([OP31])After a delay trying to contact [Grimmauld Place] and being caught by [Umbridge] ([OP32]), [Harry] takes off for the [Ministry of Magic Headquarters] to find [Sirius]. [Ron], [Hermione], [Ginny], [Neville], and [Luna] come along ([OP33]). [Snape], meanwhile, sends word to the [Order of the Phoenix] that the kids have gone ([OP37]).
The Battle of the [Department of Mysteries]A pitched battle is fought between members of the [D.A.], a group of [Death Eaters], and members of the [Order of the Phoenix]. [Sirius Black] is killed and many others are wounded ([OP35]). When [Voldemort] himself arrives and battles [Dumbledore] in the Atrium, [Fudge] is forced to admit that [Voldemort] has indeed returned and remove [Umbridge] from [Hogwarts] ([OP36]). [Dumbledore] returns to [Hogwarts] and reveals to [Harry] the contents of [Trelawney]'s first [prophecy] ([OP37]).
[Gryffindor] wins the [Quidditch Cup]No mention of who wins the [House Cup], but it probably wasn't [Gryffindor].
With [Voldemort] out in the open, the second war beginsIt's a busy two weeks:
- When [Minister for Magic] [Cornelius Fudge] refuses to step aside for [Voldemort], the [Brockdale Bridge] is destroyed, killing dozens of Muggles.
- [Amelia Bones], Head of [Magical Law Enforcement], and [Emmeline Vance], a member of the [Order of the Phoenix], are murdered - the former by [Voldemort] himself.
- Destruction in [Somerset] is reported; Muggles suspect a hurricane, but it was probably the work of [giants] working for [Voldemort].
- [Dementors] are breeding, causing cool weather and persistent mist across [Britain].
- [Cornelius Fudge] is sacked and [Rufus Scrimgeour], Head of the [Aurors], takes his place.
- A Junior Minister in the Muggle government, [Herbert Chorley], has a bad reaction to an [Imperius Curse] and thinks he's a duck. He is spirited away to St Mungo's] and [Kingsley Shacklebolt] takes a position as a secretary to the Muggle [Prime Minister] to guard him.
- [Fudge] visits the Muggle [Prime Minister] and introduces the him to [Scrimgeour].
- [Voldemort] is furious with the failure of his [Death Eaters] to retrieve the [prophecy]. He assigns [Draco Malfoy] the task of killing [Dumbledore], at least in part to punish [Lucius]'s failure, since [Draco] will almost certainly be killed.
- [Narcissa Malfoy], followed by her sister [Bellatrix], visits [Severus Snape] in his house on [Spinner's End] and get him to take the [Unbreakable Vow] that he will protect and Draco and, if necessary, kill [Dumbledore] for him.
- [Harry] spends two weeks at [number four, Privet Drive].
[Dumbledore] visits [Privet Drive] and takes [Harry] to the [Burrow]On the way, they stop by [Budleigh Babberton] and convince [Horace Slughorn] to return to [Hogwarts] and teach [Potions].
[Harry]'s 16th birthday[Harry] celebrates at the [Burrow], but the celebrations are marred by reports of [Dementor] attacks and disappearances brought home by [Arthur], [Bill], and [Lupin].
Bloomsbury makes an offer to publish the [Harry Potter] books (JKR)
[Harry], [Hermione] and the [Weasleys] visit a much-changed [Diagon Alley]There they have a run-in with [Draco] and [Narcissa Malfoy] in [Madam Malkin's], visit [Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes], and follow Draco to [Borgin and Burkes], where they overhear him threatening [Mr. Borgin].
This happened the Saturday following Harry's birthday. According to the calendar used by the rest of the book, this day would be August 3.
On [Harry]'s first day of class, he receives the [Half-Blood Prince]'s old [Potions] book[Snape] tries to jinx [Harry] in [Defence Against the Dark Arts], but he excells in [Potions] and wins a bottle of [Felix Felicis].
The date for the first day of school is never given in this book, but we know from previous books that the [Hogwarts Express] has every year left for start of term on September 1, so this is probably a safe assumption.
[Harry] has his first one-on-one lesson with [Dumbledore]They view [Bob Ogden]'s memory of the [Gaunt house], and discuss the circumstances surrounding [Voldemort]'s birth.
Again the exact date is uncertain, but we know that this lesson is the Saturday immediately following the first day of classes ([HBP9]), so it is most likely September 7.
[Harry]'s second lesson with [Dumbledore]Together they view [Dumbledore]'s memory of going to meet young [Tom Riddle] at his [orphanage] ([HBP13]).
We know from [HBP12] that this lesson falls roughly "halfway through October."
The [Gryffindor Quidditch team] wins its first matchThe team wins largely thanks to [Harry], who pretended to give [Ron] [Felix Felicis] before the game to bolster his confidence.
After the game, [Ron] and [Lavender] get together, much to [Hermione]'s dismay.
There is no mention of what day this happened, but it was probably somewhere around early November.
[Slughorn]'s Christmas party[Harry] attends with [Luna Lovegood]; [Hermione] brings [Cormac McLaggen] to annoy [Ron].
During the party, [Harry] follows [Snape] and [Malfoy] and overhears them talking about the [Unbreakable Vow].
[Rufus Scrimgeour] visits the [Burrow] on Christmas DayHe shows up under the pretense of [Percy] wanting to see his family. It soon becomes apparent, however, that what he actually wants is to ask [Harry] to support the [Ministry]. [Harry] refuses to help him and walks away.