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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.

Notable events

"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
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The trio break-in into Gringotts to steal Hufflepuff's Cup from the Lestrange vault. This break-in is the first and only successful one. This break-in is also latter reported in the Daily Prophet and was a subject of discussion at Hogwarts.

Lord Voldemort learns that Harry is hunting his Horcruxes. He slaughters all that bring him the news of the Gringotts break in and checks the remaining Horcruxes.

2 May 1998 Voldemort gathers his army to attack Hogwarts. The following battle claims, many lives. Voldemort destroys the shard of soul resting in Harry's scar. The remaining Horcruxes are destroyed, and after a furious showdown, Voldemort is killed by a backfiring Elder Wand, ending the Second Wizarding War.
2000s[1] Victoire Weasley is born to Bill and Fleur Weasley.
15 May 1931 or 1941 Pomona Sprout is born.

Notes and references

  1. For her to still be at Hogwarts in 2017

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