The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia (Wikipedia). Evangeline Orpington, who was Minister for Magic during that time, is widely believed to have illegally… Read More
The Ministry of Magic made a decision to leave full control of Gringotts Wizarding Bank in the hands of Goblins. It remained so until a partial takeover by the Death Eaters when Voldemort took control of the Ministry in 1997 (JKR-W3)… Read More
Hogwarts caretaker Rancourous Carp baits a trap for Peeves with various weapons he might enjoy, hoping to lure him and then drop a large bell jar over him (Pm). But Peeves breaks the jar and escapes “armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon,” which causes the… Read More
Although the Quidditch World Cup is said to be held every four years, what happened in 1877 is a mystery and it is known as “The Tournament that Nobody Remembers” (Pm). Read More
This Quidditch World Cup tournament was staged in 1878 as a replacement of the 1877 “Tournament that Nobody Remembers” (Pm). Read More
Peruvian Vipertooth dragons are particularly dangerous. They are very fast flyers, they are very venomous, and humans are their preferred food. By the end of the 1800s, the Vipertooths had become such a problem that the International Confederation of Wizards sends a team of exterminators to Peru to reduce the number. Read More
Albus Dumbledore, one of the greatest wizards of the modern era, is born to Kendra and Percival Dumbledore in the village of Mould-on-the-Wold (DH2, DH11). Read More