1945-1960 – With Grindelwald’s defeat, the wizarding world settles down to normal life. Only a few are aware that another evil wizard, who came of age when Grindelwald was defeated, was quietly gaining strength.

Horace Slughorn teaches Potions at Hogwarts and is Head of House for Slytherin. He spends a good deal of time forming friendships with well-connected and particularly gifted students. 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
Quidditch Through the Ages, the extremely popular book by Kennilworthy Whisp, has since gone through many revisions — the current edition which contains information into the 1990s. However, the original edition was published in 1952 by Whizz Hard Books, Diagon Alley, London. 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
McGonagall was unhappy at the Ministry and when offered a big promotion, she instead sent an owl to Hogwarts asking if she might be considered for a position at the school. She was offered a post and took it immediately. Read More
Sirius is the first child of Orion and Walburga Black of number 12, Grimmauld Place in London. He is named after previous Sirius Blacks: the brother (1845-1853), and son (1877-1952) of his great-great grandfather, Phineas Nigellus.  The Black family is a pure-blood family with extreme elitist attitudes. Nearly the entire family was… Read More
In the 1960s, Magnus Macdonald attempted to re-introduce the Scottish game of Creaothceann, which was popular in the Middle Ages. This sport involved trying to catch hundreds of falling rocks and Bludgers in cauldrons attached to the player’s heads – and resulted in many deaths. It… Read More
Tom Riddle had wheedled the location of the Horcrux from the Grey Lady while a student at Hogwarts. At some point after leaving school, he traveled to Albania, retrieved the diadem, and used the murder of an Albanian peasant to turn the diadem into a Horcrux (DH31). Read More