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Is anybody known to be born in this year? ShirleyALuna Lovegood with Spectrespecs.jpg(The Quibbler) 05:01, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

"The War BEGINS"?

I'm pretty sure the common consensus is that the war began in year four at the graveyard, when Voldemort returned. 1996 was the year when the ministry actually acknowledged the beginning. Shouldn't we clarify this?IHelpWhenICan 06:14, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah. The war began June 24, 1995, but was not officially acknowledged until June of 1996. So, clarify away. --JKochRavenclawcrest.jpg(Owl Me!) 15:44, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

Silly Death

I was looking at this and saw someone had written on the Deaths part "Bellatrix Lestrange's dinity". I took it off but I thought I you should know that that was there. 20:13, April 2, 2011 (UTC)unsigned comment


Hey! I was wondering where the exact dates of June 16, June 17 and June 18 come from on the page. I see no one can provide a source on the wikia for the exact dates and even the hp-lexicon just put the chapters the event happened in with no explanation for how they found that date. We know the events, including The Battle of the Department of Mysteries, took place in June but how do we know when in June?--Kates39 (talk) 18:35, August 8, 2016 (UTC)

It's okay! Even though the books never state the date and even though it cannot be deduced by the books either, the guys that work on Pottermore decided he died on 18 June (I don't know whether they got that from Rowling or looked it up online so they could put something), but Pottermore is good enough so I will link the source to the article. Sorry if anyone started looking it up before I found an answer. I really should have thought about Pottermore earlier but it's been a busy day! --Kates39 (talk) 19:45, August 8, 2016 (UTC)
Happy to hear you found it! I was amazed when neither HPL's Calendar, Sirius Black's death, nor Battle of the Department of Mysteries had a citation for its date. This provides an anchor by which earlier dates may be figured out as well. Nice work! --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:09, August 8, 2016 (UTC)

Valentines Day not on a weekend

This is a minor side plot I know, but it's bothering me so I'm going to point it out: In 1996, Valentines Day, February 14, falls on a Wednesday.


The tone of the book, does seem to indecate that we're not talking about the weekend before or after, but the 14th itself, the whole school has the day off classes. And the Gryffendor quidditch team is dedicating it to practice. 


Is this an easy discrepancy to fix by assuming that mage culture really does take the day off classes.

But no, the next chapter, regarding the interview with the Quibler:
'When did you do this?' she asked, her voice trembling slightly.
'Last Hogsmeade weekend,' said Harry.
Or do we just roll our eyes and ignore that JKR is an unreliable narrator?


Patronum confugiendum (talk) 01:11, March 3, 2020 (UTC)