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"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. Cars that were usually gleaming stood dusty in their drives and lawns that were once emerald green lay parched and yellowing — for the use of hosepipes had been banned due to drought."

August is the eighth month of the year. It's one of the months of the year with thirty-one days.

Notable events

Date Year Events
1 August 1997
"The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming."
Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus arriving at William and Fleur's wedding[src]
William Weasley and Fleur Delacour get married. The Ministry of Magic is taken over by Voldemort after Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour is murdered during the coup.
2 August 1995
"So silly of me but it sounded, for a moment, as though you were suggesting that the Ministry had ordered the attack on this boy."
Dolores Umbridge regarding the Dementors attack on Harry Potter[src]
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The Dementors attack occurred after the Ministry of Magic insisted that the Return of the Dark Lord never occurred, during the summer of 1995. Harry fended off the Dementors with his Patronus, saving him and is cousin the effect of the Dementor's Kiss. It was later revealed that Dolores Umbridge sent to Dementors after Harry in an attempt to silence him.
11 August 1981 Ginny Weasley is the seventh child and only girl born to Arthur and Molly Weasley.
12 August 1995
Harry Dumbledore Disciplinary Hearing
The disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter occurred before the Wizengamot as the boy wizard was charged for using underage magic. During the hearing Harry was cleared of all charges and was set to return to Hogwarts with his friends. This was thanks to the fairness of the then Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement Amelia Bones.
18 August 1917 Celestina Warbeck is born.
22 August 1976 Percy Weasley is the third child born to Arthur and Molly Weasley.
26 August pre 1965 Dolores Umbridge is born to Orford Umbridge and a Muggle, Ellen Cracknell.
An unknown day in August 1994
Frank Bryce death
Frank Bryce overhears a conversation between Voldemort and Peter Pettigrew, and is killed when he is discovered by Nagini.

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