7 January is the 7th day of the year. There are 358 days until the end of the year (359 in leap years).
- 1996: The Hogwarts Express brings students back to Hogwarts School around this time after the Christmas Holidays. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, and George ride the Knight Bus to Hogsmeade. This is the second term of the 1995-1996 school year.
- 1997: Potions Master Horace Slughorn presented each of his sixth-year Potions students with a phial of a garish pink blended poison sometime around this day, so that they could brew an adequate antidote under the principle of Golpalott's Third Law. Harry Potter asks Horace Slughorn about Horcruxes and memory in Potions classroom.
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay) states that the new term started the next day on a Monday in early January, the same day Harry Potter started Occlumency lessons (see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 24 (Occlumency) - "Six o’clock Monday evening, Potter.”) The 8 January was the first Monday in early January, making the day they returned Sunday the 7
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory) "Late in the afternoon, a few days after New Year, Harry, Ron, and Ginny lined up beside the kitchen fire to return to Hogwarts" The next day, on the first day of term around 6 January, Harry meets with Dumbledore and the following day according to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises), Slughorn teaches his students the topic
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