c. 1944 – Tom Riddle, using his considerable charisma and charm, convinces the ghost of Ravenclaw House, Helena Ravenclaw, to reveal the secret hiding place of her mother’s long-lost diadem. Years later, she would confess to Harry that he seemed to understand her anguish and remorse (DH31). Read More
The threat posed by Grindelwald and his plans for world domination become so dire that the Wizarding world clamors for Dumbledore to intervene. It is only when he has no choice that Dumbledore finally confronts his old friend in an epic duel. In the end, Dumbledore wins the duel and takes… Read More
Merrythought has been the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher for fifty years. Her impending retirement becomes known to Tom Riddle, who asks Headmaster Dippet for the position upon leaving school. Read More
She is sorted into Gryffindor, although the Sorting Hat takes a long time to decide into which house, Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, she should be placed. After more than five minutes of deliberation, the Hat places her in Gryffindor (JKR, Pm). Read More
The Snallygaster Protection League is established in Maryland to obliviate No-Majs who encounter Snallygasters. Because the creatures do not shy away from Muggles, they tend to attract attention; the Snallygaster Protection League was created in response to multiple instances of Snallygaster sightings threatening to expose the magical world (FB). Read More
Amelia is born into the prominent wizarding Bones family. She grows up to be head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and a powerful witch. Read More
Bellatrix is the oldest daughter of Cygnus and Druella Black, members of an aristocratic family which placed a high value on blood status. Read More
Andromeda is sister to Narcissa and Bellatrix. Later in life she marries a Muggle-born, Ted Tonks, and is disowned by her Pureblood family. Read More
Lucius Malfoy is born to Abraxas Malfoy and his wife, an aristocratic wizard family which values their pureblood heritage. Their ancestral home is in Wiltshire. Lucius becomes the father of Draco Malfoy. Read More