At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
The following events occurred in 1926:
- March: Merope Gaunt becomes pregnant with her and Tom Riddle Snr's son.
- Brothers Bob, Bill, and Barnaby Ollerton start the Cleansweep Broom Company. They release the Cleansweep One as their first product.
- Tom Riddle Snr abandons his pregnant wife Merope Gaunt, and returns to his family in Little Hangleton.
- December: Magizoologist Newt Scamander visits New York where many magical creatures escape from his suitcase.
- December: 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: Merope Gaunt comes staggering up the front steps of Wool's Orphanage, in London. The matron, Mrs Cole, takes her in, and she has her baby in the hour. Merope gives instructions for her son to be named Tom Marvolo Riddle (in honour of his father and his maternal grandfather) and dies.
Behind the scenes
- 3 April: Timothy Bateson, who played Voice of Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, born.
Notes and references
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 10 (The House of Gaunt)
- ↑ 6 December 1926 is printed on The New York Ghost newspaper in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Black Family Tapestry
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