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May is the fifth month of the year. May is also one of the months of the year with thirty-one days.

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"I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight."
— Lord Voldemort's ultimatum, leading to the Battle of Hogwarts[src]
Date Year Events
1 May 1998
Lestrange Vault searching

The trio broke into Gringotts to steal Hufflepuff's Cup from the Lestrange Vault. This break-in was the first and only successful one. This break-in was also latter reported in the Daily Prophet and was a subject of discussion at Hogwarts.[1] Lord Voldemort learnt that Harry was hunting his Horcruxes. He slaughtered all that brought him the news of the Gringotts break in and checked the remaining Horcruxes.[2]

2 May 1998
B7C36M2 Voldemort vanquished
Voldemort gathered his army to attack Hogwarts. The following battle claimed many lives.[3][4] Voldemort destroys the shard of soul resting in Harry's scar.[5] The remaining Horcruxes were destroyed, and after a furious showdown, Voldemort was killed by a backfiring Elder Wand, ending the Second Wizarding War.[6]
2000s[7] Victoire Weasley is born to Bill and Fleur Weasley.
8 May 1993 The Hogwarts Quidditch Cup is cancelled following the attack on Hermione Granger and Penelope Clearwater by Slytherin's Basilisk. Albus Dumbledore is removed as Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry after Lucius Malfoy blackmails the Hogwarts Board of Governors into signing his Order of Suspension. Rubeus Hagrid is sent to Azkaban.
14 May 2014 The second match of the 427th Quidditch World Cup takes place, between Fiji and Nigeria. The Fijian side suffer a bruising defeat after their Seeker, Joseph Snuka, catches the Snitch in the 141st minute, when his team was trailing 400-10. Fijian manager and trainer Hector Bolobolo's only comment after the match was "I'm going to kill him".[8]
15 May Pomona Sprout is born.[9]
16 May 2014 2014 Quidditch World Cup - USA VERSUS JAMAICA: USA won 240*to 230. The result was under investigation as the Jamaican Keeper Kquewanda Bailey collapsed shortly before the last goal, but the results were later upheld.
19 May 1192 Ignotus Peverell died. His son inherited his father's Cloak of Invisibility.[10]
24 May 1993 Harry Potter and Ron Weasley "follow the spiders" into the Forbidden Forest, and meet Aragog.[11]
24 May 1995 That night Ludo Bagman explains to the Triwizard Tournament champions on what the Third Task will involve which is to take place one month later. Shortly afterwards Bartemius Crouch Snr is murdered by his son, Barty Crouch Jnr, transfigured into a bone, and buried in Rubeus Hagrid's garden.[12]
26 May 1992 Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, and Draco Malfoy serve detention with Rubeus Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest. They spot a dead unicorn and Harry encounters Lord Voldemort for the first time since his infancy.[13]
29 May 1993 Just when it seems that the damage done by Slytherin's Basilisk will be undone, Ginny Weasley is taken into the Chamber of Secrets. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Gilderoy Lockhart enter the Chamber to rescue her, but in an accident where Lockhart suffers memory damage, he and Ron must remain behind, leaving Harry to face the Heir of Slytherin alone.[14] He manages to save Ginny’s life, defeat and slay the Basilisk, and unwittingly destroy the diary Horcrux.[15]

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Notes and references[]

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 27 (The Final Hiding Place)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 32 (The Elder Wand)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 24 (The Wandmaker)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  7. For her to still be at Hogwarts in 2017.
  8. Pottermore - NIGERIA VERSUS FIJI (Archived)
  9. J. K. Rowling's official site
  10. Harry Potter Film Wizardry (see this image)
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 15 (Aragog) - Happened about two weeks" after Hermione was petrified, determined to be on May 8th
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 24 (Rita Skeeter's Scoop) - The Third Task took place on June 24th so a month earlier would be May 24th
  13. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15 (The Forbidden Forest)
  14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
  15. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 17 (The Heir of Slytherin)