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Daily Prophet newsletter 1

- Issue 1
DP1

July 31st 1998
The Daily Prophet
Price: 7 Knuts

Headlines (Front Page)

MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT

FAULTY WANDS RECALLED

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Sports

Quidditch League Table and Match Information
At this time the Tutshill Tornados lead the League and the Chudley Cannons are at the bottom. Upcoming matches and locations are announced.

CANNONS GO DOWN IN A SHOWER OF ARROWS

MAGPIE CHASER “ONLY TRIED FOOTBALL FOR A LAUGH”

Puddlemere United

Holyhead Harpies draw record crowd

Letters Page

Star Letter

Gripe with Gringotts Bank

Gobstones Tournament Overlooked

A Word in Support of Hags

Merlin Remembrance Day Suggestion

Calendar and Dates

Although the date printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletter DP1 is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.

Interesting facts and notes

The published date of DP1 (31 July 1998) is J.K. Rowling's 33rd birthday, and would be Harry Potter's 18th.

Memorable lines

I am sorry to hear that you do not feel we give enough coverage to the game of Gobstones. The reason for this is that most wizards find it deeply boring. (the editor's response to an appeal for the Prophet to cover more Gobstones events)

Witches make far better Quidditch players than wizards, everybody knows that. - Gwenog Jones, and no one dared dispute her claim

'[Seeker] Gudgeon certainly missed some opportunities,’ [Cannons manager Ragmar Dorkins] told the Daily Prophet this morning. ‘I mean, the Snitch bounced off his nose twice.’

'[W]e remind the wizarding community that only wands bearing the Department’s stamp are guaranteed safe.' - warning from the Ministry about sub-standard wands

Characters Introduced

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Canonicity Secondary Canon

Commentary

The colour change of Puddlemere United's robes presents a bit of a problem for canon, since the new blue colour (kingfisher blue) would have come into use before the Muggle edition of Quidditch Through the Ages was released saying they wear navy-blue robes (QA7).

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet

Pensieve (Comments)

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