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January

  • first week – Hogwarts Express comes back to school from London and winter term starts at Hogwarts
  • 9 – (1960) Severus Snape born
  • 26 – Gilderoy Lockhart is born
  • 30 – (1960) Lily Evans is born

February

  • 14 – Valentine’s Day – celebrated memorably in 1993 and 1996

March

  • 1 – (1980) – Ron Weasley born
  • 9 – Sybill Trelawney born
  • 10 – (1960) – Remus Lupin is born
  • 27 – (1960) – James Potter born

April

  • 1 – (1978) – Weasley twins born
  • Easter holidays – two weeks, Hogwarts Express transports kids back and forth
  • start of summer term at Hogwarts
  • ? – (1998) Teddy Lupin born
  • 28 – Horace Slughorn born

May

  • 1-2 – (1998) – The Battle of Hogwarts and the defeat of Voldemort by Harry Potter
  • 15 – Pomona Sprout born
  • 29 – (1993) – Harry Potter defeats Tom Riddle in the Chamber of Secrets

June

  • first week – final exams; N.E.W.T.s and O.W.L.s begin
  • 4 – (1992) – Harry Potter defeats Quirrell/Voldemort in the chamber of the Philosopher’s Stone
  • 5 – (1980) – Draco Malfoy is born
  • second week – N.E.W.T.s and O.W.L.s conclude
  • 23 – (1980) Dudley Dursley born
  • 24 – (1995) – Voldemort is reborn in the Little Hangelton graveyard
  • (1995) beginning of Voldemort’s second rise to power
  • third or fourth week – end of summer term
  • 28 – Dobby is born
  • 30 – (1997) – Battle of the Tower and the death of Albus Dumbledore
  • Leaving Feast – awarding of points and House Cup
  • Hogwarts Express travels back to London

July

  • sometime in July – O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. results are posted to the students by the Wizarding Examinations Authority
  • sometime toward the end of July – letters go out to new students who will be coming to Hogwarts (perhaps these events happen together)
  • 30 – (1980) Neville Longbottom born (OP37, JKR)
  • 31 – (1980) Harry Potter born

August

  • 11 – (1981) Ginny Weasley born
  • 18 – Celestina Warbeck born
  • 19 – Tina Goldstein born
  • 22 – (1976) Percy Weasley born
  • 26 – Dolores Umbridge born
  • last week of the month – many students can be found in Diagon Alley buying supplies for Hogwarts

September

  • 1 – Hogwarts Express travels from King’s Cross, London, to Hogsmeade Station
  • 1 – start of the school year at Hogwarts
  • 1 – evening: Welcoming Feast, the Sorting
  • 2 – classes begin
  • second week – flying lessons begin for First Years, Quidditch tryouts (PS7)
  • 19 – (1979) Hermione Granger born
  • 25 – Garrick Ollivander born
  • 26 – Quirinus Quirrell born

October

  • 4 – (c. 1935) Minerva McGonagall born
  • 17 – (?) Filius Flitwick born
  • third week – (1977) Angelina Johnson’s birthday (GF16)
  • 30 – (c. 1950) Molly Weasley born
  • 31 – Halloween
  • 31 Halloween Feast at Hogwarts – 7 pm
  • (1981) – near midnight – the first defeat of Voldemort by Harry Potter
  • (1992) – first attack of the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets (Mrs. Norris)

November

  • Hogwarts Quidditch season begins (see Hogwarts Quidditch Teams page for a detailed discussion of the schedule)
  • 8 – (1992) – second attack by the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets (Colin Creevey)
  • 22 – Silvanus Kettleburn born
  • 24 – (1994) – First Task of the Triwizard Tournament
  • 29 – (1970) – Bill Weasley born

December

  • first week – McGonagall takes names of students staying over Christmas holidays
  • 6 – (1928) – Rubeus Hagrid born
  • 12 – (1972) – Charlie Weasley born
  • 17 – (1992) – first attempt at a Duelling Club at Hogwarts, led by Lockhart and Snape
  • 18 – (1992) – third attack of the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets (Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick)
  • third week – end of fall term, Hogwarts Express takes kids back to London
  • 25 – Christmas Day
  • 25 – (1994) – Yule Ball
  • 26 – Boxing Day
  • 31 – Tom Marvolo Riddle born

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  • Hancock23

    5th June 1980, Draco Lucius Malfoy born

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