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
As reported in the 1883 Daily Prophet article “Bring Back Our Baskets“, this change by the Department of Magical Games and Sports was made to ensure fairness and consistency (QA6). Read More
The Department of Magical Games and Sports introduces a new rule that only one Chaser at a time may be within the scoring area. This new rule provokes a strong response from fans who loved seeing opposing Keepers roughed up. The Ministry representative announces the rule this way: “Instances of stooging… Read More
When Ariana Dumbledore was six years old, three muggle boys saw her doing underage magic.  They demanded she show them what she was doing, and when she couldn’t, they attacked her.  The event traumatized her, and led to the unraveling of the Dumbledore family. Read More
An uprising by the hairy giants of North America which caused the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) to move operations from Washington to New York City (Pm). The blame for this is generally placed on Irene Kneedander, Head of the Body for Protection of Magical Species (Humanoid) at… Read More