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The following events occurred in the '''1920s''':
 
The following events occurred in the '''1920s''':
   
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*[[Wikipedia:1921|1921]]: [[Roderick Plumpton]] makes the fastest ever capture of the [[Golden Snitch]] — three and a half seconds<ref name="QA7">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' - Chapter 7 (''Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1921|1921]]: [[Roderick Plumpton]] makes the fastest ever capture of the [[Golden Snitch]] — three and a half seconds<ref name="QA7">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' - Chapter 7 (''Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1922|1922]]: [[TongueBurners Ltd]] is established.<ref name="hpwc">[[Harry Potter Wizard's Collection]] — ''Label Collection'' book {{see image|File:ToothSplinteringStrongMints.jpg}}</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1922|1922]]: [[TongueBurners Ltd]] is established.<ref name="hpwc">[[Harry Potter Wizard's Collection]] — ''Label Collection'' book {{see image|File:ToothSplinteringStrongMints.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1923|1923]]: [[Lorcan McLaird]] becomes [[Minister for Magic]].<ref name="PMministers">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book5/chapter7/moment1/ministers-for-magic New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1924|1924]]: The [[British Ministry of Magic]] passes [[Decree Number 157 of 1924]], which established the [[Educational Decree]]s.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' - See [[:File:Proclamation -30 Poster.JPG|this image]]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1924|1924]]: The [[British Ministry of Magic]] passes [[Decree Number 157 of 1924]], which established the [[Educational Decree]]s.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' - See [[:File:Proclamation -30 Poster.JPG|this image]]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1925|1925]]: [[Hector Fawley]] is elected [[Minister for Magic]].<ref name="PMministers"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1925|1925]]: [[Armando Dippet]] is declared [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1925|1925]]: [[Armando Dippet]] is declared [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1925|Circa 1925]]: [[Bob Ogden]] arrests [[Marvolo Gaunt]] and his son [[Morfin Gaunt|Morfin]] for the latter's hexing of [[Tom Riddle, Sr.]]. Marvolo is given a six month sentence in [[Azkaban]] for assaulting several Ministry employees, while Morfin is given three years for the aforementioned hexing of Riddle.<ref>[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], the son of [[Merope Gaunt]] and [[Tom Riddle, Sr.]] was born on [[December 31]], 1926. Albus Dumbledore stated that Merope and the elder Riddle were married a year before his birth. It is likely that the Gaunt men's arrest took place months before the marriage.</ref>
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*c. [[Wikipedia:1925|1925]]: [[Bob Ogden]] arrests [[Marvolo Gaunt]] and his son [[Morfin Gaunt|Morfin]] for the latter's hexing of [[Tom Riddle, Sr.]]. Marvolo is given a six month sentence in [[Azkaban]] for assaulting several Ministry employees, while Morfin is given three years for the aforementioned hexing of Riddle.<ref>[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], the son of [[Merope Gaunt]] and [[Tom Riddle, Sr.]] was born on [[December 31]], 1926. Albus Dumbledore stated that Merope and the elder Riddle were married a year before his birth. It is likely that the Gaunt men's arrest took place months before the marriage.</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1925|Circa December 1925]]: [[Merope Gaunt]] and [[Tom Riddle, Sr.]] are [[Wedding of Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt|married]].
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*c. [[December]], [[Wikipedia:1925|1925]]: [[Merope Gaunt]] and [[Tom Riddle, Sr.]] are [[Wedding of Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt|married]].
 
*c. 1925-1926: Marvolo Gaunt returns to the Gaunt shack, only to discover that his [[Merope Gaunt|daughter]] had eloped with the [[Tom Riddle, Sr.|Muggle man]]. Marvolo later dies of shock and/or hunger.
 
*c. 1925-1926: Marvolo Gaunt returns to the Gaunt shack, only to discover that his [[Merope Gaunt|daughter]] had eloped with the [[Tom Riddle, Sr.|Muggle man]]. Marvolo later dies of shock and/or hunger.
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: Brothers [[Bob Ollerton|Bob]], [[Bill Ollerton|Bill]], and [[Barnaby Ollerton]] start the [[Cleansweep Broom Company]]. They release the [[Cleansweep One]] as their first product.<ref name="QA9">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Development of the Racing Broom'')</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1925|1925]]: The seventy-fifth [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]] is held.<ref name="BoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
 
*[[March]] [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Merope Gaunt]] becomes pregnant with her and [[Tom Riddle Sr.]]'s [[Tom Riddle|son]].
 
*[[March]] [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Merope Gaunt]] becomes pregnant with her and [[Tom Riddle Sr.]]'s [[Tom Riddle|son]].
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*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: Brothers [[Bob Ollerton|Bob]], [[Bill Ollerton|Bill]], and [[Barnaby Ollerton]] start the [[Cleansweep Broom Company]]. They release the [[Cleansweep One]] as their first product.<ref name="QA9">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Development of the Racing Broom'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Tom Riddle Sr.]] abandons his pregnant wife [[Merope Gaunt]], who dies in childbirth at the end of the year.<ref name="HBP10">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 10 (''The House of Gaunt'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Tom Riddle Sr.]] abandons his pregnant wife [[Merope Gaunt]], who dies in childbirth at the end of the year.<ref name="HBP10">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 10 (''The House of Gaunt'')</ref>
 
*[[December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: Just before Christmas, [[Merope Gaunt]], days away of having her baby and severely destitute, sells [[Caractacus Burke]] the priceless [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]], an old family heirloom. Burke gives her ten [[Galleons]], which Merope happily takes.
 
*[[December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: Just before Christmas, [[Merope Gaunt]], days away of having her baby and severely destitute, sells [[Caractacus Burke]] the priceless [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]], an old family heirloom. Burke gives her ten [[Galleons]], which Merope happily takes.
 
*[[31 December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Merope Gaunt]] comes staggering up the front steps of [[Wool's Orphanage]], in [[London]]. The matron, [[Cole|Mrs Cole]], takes her in, and she has [[Tom Riddle|her baby]] in the hour. Merope gives instructions for her son to be named Tom Marvolo Riddle (in honour of [[Tom Riddle, Sr.|his father]] and [[Marvolo Gaunt|his maternal grandfather]]) and dies.
 
*[[31 December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Merope Gaunt]] comes staggering up the front steps of [[Wool's Orphanage]], in [[London]]. The matron, [[Cole|Mrs Cole]], takes her in, and she has [[Tom Riddle|her baby]] in the hour. Merope gives instructions for her son to be named Tom Marvolo Riddle (in honour of [[Tom Riddle, Sr.|his father]] and [[Marvolo Gaunt|his maternal grandfather]]) and dies.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1927|1927]]: ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', written by [[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]], is first published.<ref name="FBintro">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' - Introduction (''About This Book'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1927|1927]]: ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'', written by [[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]], is first published.<ref name="FBintro">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' - Introduction (''About This Book'')</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1928|Circa 1928]]: Morfin Gaunt returns to the [[Gaunt shack]] from at least his first imprisonment, only to find his [[Marvolo Gaunt|father]] dead and [[Merope Gaunt|sister]] abandoned.
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*[[1 September]], [[Wikipedia:1928|1928]]: [[Celestina Warbeck]] starts at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and is [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]].
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*c.[[Wikipedia:1928|1928]]: Morfin Gaunt returns to the [[Gaunt shack]] from at least his first imprisonment, only to find his [[Marvolo Gaunt|father]] dead and [[Merope Gaunt|sister]] abandoned.
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*1929: [[Lady Margaret Nurseries]] is established.<ref>''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' (see [[:File:1943RiddleHouseCalendar.png|this image]])</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1929|1929]]: The [[Comet Trading Company]] is created by [[Randolph Keitch]] and [[Basil Horton]]. They release the [[Comet 140]] as their first product.<ref name="QA9"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1929|1929]]: The [[Comet Trading Company]] is created by [[Randolph Keitch]] and [[Basil Horton]]. They release the [[Comet 140]] as their first product.<ref name="QA9"/>
   
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
 
*[[Wikipedia:1920|1920]]: [[Dorea Black]] to [[Cygnus Black II]] and [[Violetta Bulstrode]]<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black#Family Tree|Black family tree]]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1920|1920]]: [[Dorea Black]] to [[Cygnus Black II]] and [[Violetta Bulstrode]]<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black#Family Tree|Black family tree]]</ref>
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*[[1920]]: [[Blenheim Stalk]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:1921|1921]]: [[Miranda Goshawk]]<ref name="PSfwc">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1921|1921]]: [[Miranda Goshawk]]<ref name="PSfwc">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1922|1922]]: [[Carlotta Pinkstone]]<ref name="PSfwc"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1922|1922]]: [[Carlotta Pinkstone]]<ref name="PSfwc"/>
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*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Avery (Riddle-era)|Avery Sr.]]<ref name="HBP17"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Avery (Riddle-era)|Avery Sr.]]<ref name="HBP17"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Rosier|Rosier Sr.]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Rosier|Rosier Sr.]]{{Fact}}
*[[6 December]], [[Wikipedia:1928|1928]]: [[Rubeus Hagrid]] to a [[Giant]]ess mother, [[Fridwulfa]], and a [[Rubeus Hagrid's father|wizard father]]<ref name="Hagrid">In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 4 (''The Keeper of the Keys''), Hagrid says he was expelled in his third year, which we learn in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', was in 1942.</ref>
 
 
*[[31 December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]] to [[Tom Riddle Sr.]] and [[Merope Gaunt]]<ref>We know that Chamber of Secrets takes place in 1992. Fifty years earlier was 1942. In this year, Hagrid was a third year, and Riddle was two above him, meaning he was a fifth year. 15 years before 1942 was 1927. However, Riddle was born on New Year's Eve, making it 1926.</ref>
 
*[[31 December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]] to [[Tom Riddle Sr.]] and [[Merope Gaunt]]<ref>We know that Chamber of Secrets takes place in 1992. Fifty years earlier was 1942. In this year, Hagrid was a third year, and Riddle was two above him, meaning he was a fifth year. 15 years before 1942 was 1927. However, Riddle was born on New Year's Eve, making it 1926.</ref>
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*[[6 December]], [[Wikipedia:1928|1928]]: [[Rubeus Hagrid]] to a [[Giant]]ess mother, [[Fridwulfa]], and a [[Rubeus Hagrid's father|wizard father]]<ref name="Hagrid">In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 4 (''The Keeper of the Keys''), Hagrid says he was expelled in his third year, which we learn in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', was in 1942.</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1928|1928]]/[[Wikipedia:1929|1929]]: [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]<ref>"[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2004/3/7/shirley-henderson-coming-back-for-gof Shirley Henderson Coming Back for GoF]" from The Leaky Cauldron</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1928|1928]]/[[Wikipedia:1929|1929]]: [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]<ref>"[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2004/3/7/shirley-henderson-coming-back-for-gof Shirley Henderson Coming Back for GoF]" from The Leaky Cauldron</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1929|1929]]: [[Orion Black]] to [[Arcturus Black III]] and [[Melania Macmillan]]<ref name="BFT"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1929|1929]]: [[Orion Black]] to [[Arcturus Black III]] and [[Melania Macmillan]]<ref name="BFT"/>
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==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
 
*[[9 January]], [[Wikipedia:1923|1923]]: [[Katherine Mansfield]]
 
*[[9 January]], [[Wikipedia:1923|1923]]: [[Katherine Mansfield]]
*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Misapinoa Black|Misapinoa Blishwick née Black]]<ref name="BFT"/>
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*[[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Misapinoa Black|Misapinoa Blishwick (née Black)]]<ref name="BFT"/>
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*[[31 December]], [[Wikipedia:1926|1926]]: [[Merope Gaunt]]
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*[[21 February]], [[Wikipedia:1927|1927]]: [[Angus Buchanan]]<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter8/moment1/scottish-rugby New from J.K. Rowling: "J.K. Rowling on Scottish Rugby"]</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*[[29 October]] [[Wikipedia:1925|1925]] - [[Robert Hardy]], who plays [[Cornelius Fudge]] in the [[Harry Potter films|movies]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[29 October]] [[Wikipedia:1925|1925]] - [[Robert Hardy]], who plays [[Cornelius Fudge]] in the [[Harry Potter films|movies]], is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[18 September]] [[1929]] [[Elizabeth Spriggs]] who plays [[Fat Lady]] is born Elizabeth died in 2008
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 02:55, December 15, 2014

The following events occurred in the 1920s:

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Published by Newt Scamander in 1927.

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  1. Quidditch Through the Ages - Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  2. Harry Potter Wizard's CollectionLabel Collection book (see this image)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) - See this image
  5. Lord Voldemort, the son of Merope Gaunt and Tom Riddle, Sr. was born on December 31, 1926. Albus Dumbledore stated that Merope and the elder Riddle were married a year before his birth. It is likely that the Gaunt men's arrest took place months before the marriage.
  6. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  7. 7.0 7.1 Quidditch Through the Ages - Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 10 (The House of Gaunt)
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Introduction (About This Book)
  10. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Black family tree
  12. 12.0 12.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
  13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
  15. We know that Chamber of Secrets takes place in 1992. Fifty years earlier was 1942. In this year, Hagrid was a third year, and Riddle was two above him, meaning he was a fifth year. 15 years before 1942 was 1927. However, Riddle was born on New Year's Eve, making it 1926.
  16. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 4 (The Keeper of the Keys), Hagrid says he was expelled in his third year, which we learn in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was in 1942.
  17. "Shirley Henderson Coming Back for GoF" from The Leaky Cauldron
  18. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "J.K. Rowling on Scottish Rugby"
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