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[[File:1940s staff.png|thumb|right|250px|The Hogwarts staff of the 1940s.]]
 
[[File:1940s staff.png|thumb|right|250px|The Hogwarts staff of the 1940s.]]
 
The following events occurred in the '''1940s''':
 
The following events occurred in the '''1940s''':
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*[[Wikipedia:1940|1940]]: [[Rubeus Hagrid]] starts at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1940|1940]]: [[Rubeus Hagrid]] starts at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1940|1940]] to [[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Gellert Grindelwald|Grindelwald]]'s [[Global wizarding war|Revolution]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1940|1940]] to [[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Gellert Grindelwald|Grindelwald]]'s [[Global wizarding war|Revolution]].{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Tom Riddle]] opens the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. Several students get injured, [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]] gets killed by the Basilisk. Hagrid is framed for the attacks by Riddle and is expelled.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Tom Riddle]] opens the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. Several students are injured, and [[Myrtle Warren|Moaning Myrtle]] is killed by the Basilisk. Hagrid is framed for the attacks by Riddle and is expelled.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]</ref> With the murder of Moaning Myrtle, Tom Riddle transforms [[T. M. Riddle's Diary|his diary]] into his first [[horcrux]].
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: Tom Riddle [[Murder of the Riddle family|murders]] his father, [[Tom Riddle Sr.]], and his grandparents, [[Thomas Riddle|Thomas]] and [[Mary Riddle]], for the abandoning of his late mother, [[Merope Gaunt]]. His uncle, [[Morfin Gaunt]] is framed for the attacks by Riddle and is sent to [[Azkaban]]. {{Fact}}
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*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Tom Riddle]] [[Murder of the Riddle family|murders]] his father, [[Tom Riddle Sr.]], and his grandparents, [[Thomas Riddle|Thomas]] and [[Mary Riddle]], for the abandoning of his late mother, [[Merope Gaunt]]. His uncle, [[Morfin Gaunt]] is framed for the attacks by Riddle and is sent to [[Azkaban]]. {{Fact}} With the murder of the Riddles, Tom Riddle transforms [[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring]] into his second [[horcrux]].
*[[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: Tom Riddle graduates from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1944|1944]]: [[Margot Droope]] receives an award at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] for unknown reasons.
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*[[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Tom Riddle]] graduates from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Albus Dumbledore]] defeats [[Gellert Grindelwald]], who is sentenced to life in [[Nurmengard]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Albus Dumbledore]] defeats [[Gellert Grindelwald]], who is sentenced to life in [[Nurmengard]].{{Fact}}
*[[1 September]], [[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] starts attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and proves to be a [[Hatstall]] during her [[Sorting ceremony|Sorting]].
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[[File:1943RiddleHouseCalendar.png|thumb|right|200px|A calendar for August of 1943, in the abandoned [[Riddle House]] in the [[1990s]].]]
*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: Tom Riddle murders [[Hepzibah Smith]], stealing artefacts of [[Helga Hufflepuff]] and [[Salazar Slytherin]] {{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Tom Riddle]] murders [[Hepzibah Smith]], stealing artefacts of [[Helga Hufflepuff]] and [[Salazar Slytherin]] {{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1947|1947]]: The [[Werewolf Register]] is introduced.{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: The seventy-eighth [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]] is held.<ref name="BoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1947|1947]]: ''[[A History of Magic]]'' by [[Bathilda Bagshot]] is first published.{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1947|1947]]: The [[Werewolf Register]] is introduced.<ref>''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]'' - Chapter 1 (''About the Author'')</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1947|1947]]: ''[[A History of Magic]]'' by [[Bathilda Bagshot]] is first published.<ref>''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]'' - Chapter 3 (''A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts'')</ref>
 
*<span style="line-height:21px;">A [[fanged gerbil]] was found to have been put into </span>[[Augusta_Longbottom|Augusta Longbottom]]<span style="line-height:21px;">'s handbag as a joke by </span>[[Neville Longbottom's grandfather|her husband]]<span style="line-height:21px;">.</span>
 
*<span style="line-height:21px;">A [[fanged gerbil]] was found to have been put into </span>[[Augusta_Longbottom|Augusta Longbottom]]<span style="line-height:21px;">'s handbag as a joke by </span>[[Neville Longbottom's grandfather|her husband]]<span style="line-height:21px;">.</span>
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*[[1 September]], [[wikipedia:1947|1947]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] starts attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and proves to be a [[Hatstall]] during her [[Sorting ceremony|Sorting]].
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*[[Wikipedia:1948|1948]]: [[Wilhelmina Tuft]] 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:1949|1949]]: A [[hippocampus]] is caught by [[Merpeople]] off the coast of Scotland.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1949|1949]]: A [[hippocampus]] is caught by [[Merpeople]] off the coast of Scotland.{{Fact}}
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===Quidditch===
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* [[1940]]: The [[Tinderblast]] [[broomstick]] released by Black Forest company [[Ellerby and Spudmore]].<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]] - Chapter Nine (The Development of the Racing Broom)</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1940|1940]] to [[Wikipedia:1944|1944]]: [[Winky Crockett]] captained the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]].<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1944|1944]] to [[Wikipedia:1948|1948]]: [[Neil Lament]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1948|1948]]: [[Andrew Snowyowl]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team from 1948 until the end of the decade.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
   
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
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*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Broderick Bode]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Broderick Bode]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1947|1947]]: [[Laurentia Fletwock]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1947|1947]]: [[Laurentia Fletwock]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1949|1949]]: [[Molly Weasley|Molly Weasley (née Prewett)]]{{Fact}}
 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Stephen Hawking]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Stephen Hawking]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1941|1941]]: [[Karl Broadmoor]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1941|1941]]: [[Karl Broadmoor]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1949|1949]]: [[Unidentified Minister of Magical Transportation]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:1949|1949]]: [[Unidentified Minister of Magical Transportation]]
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*[[30 October]] 1949: [[Molly Prewett]]   
   
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
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*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Eunice Murray]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Eunice Murray]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Cygnus Black II]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Cygnus Black II]]{{Fact}}
*[[13 June]], [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]{{Fact}}
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*[[13 June]], [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Myrtle Warren]]
 
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Tom Riddle Sr.]]{{Fact}}
 
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Tom Riddle Sr.]]{{Fact}}
 
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Thomas Riddle]]{{Fact}}
 
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Thomas Riddle]]{{Fact}}
 
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Mary Riddle]]{{Fact}}
 
*Summer, [[Wikipedia:1943|1943]]: [[Mary Riddle]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Hepzibah Smith]]{{Fact}}
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*c. [[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Hepzibah Smith]]{{Fact}}
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*[[1940]] [[Michael Gambon]] who plays Professor [[Albus Dumbledore]] was born on 19 October 
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*[[1940]] [[John Hurt|John&nbsp;Hurt]] who plays [[Mr. Ollivander]] was born on 22 January 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Mike Newell]], director of the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', was born on [[28 March]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Mike Newell]], director of the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', was born on [[28 March]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Gemma Jones]], who plays [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]' Nurse [[Poppy Pomfrey]], was born on [[4 December]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1942|1942]]: [[Gemma Jones]], who plays [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]' Nurse [[Poppy Pomfrey]], was born on [[4 December]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Andrew Burt]], a [[Great Britain|British]] actor who provided voices in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', was born on [[23 May]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1945|1945]]: [[Andrew Burt]], a [[Great Britain|British]] actor who provided voices in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', was born on [[23 May]].{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Alan Rickman]], the actor who portrays [[Severus Snape]], was born on [[21 February]].{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1946|1946]]: [[Alan Rickman]], the actor who portrays [[Severus Snape]], was born on [[21 February]] died on the 14 January 2016
 
*According to the mini-adventure ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'', [[Augusta Longbottom]], grandmother of [[Neville Longbottom]], was the victim of a prank by her husband involving her handbag and a fanged gerbil in 1947, leading her to booby-trap her handbags from then on (leading to some pain for [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]). ''The Queen's Handbag'' breaks from canon in several places (not least of which by being set in 2006), so therefore whether anything included in the adventure actually counts as continuity is a matter of debate. This piece of information regarding Longbottom is listed here, however, as the only piece of new Potter Universe backstory offered in the mini-adventure.
 
*According to the mini-adventure ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'', [[Augusta Longbottom]], grandmother of [[Neville Longbottom]], was the victim of a prank by her husband involving her handbag and a fanged gerbil in 1947, leading her to booby-trap her handbags from then on (leading to some pain for [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]). ''The Queen's Handbag'' breaks from canon in several places (not least of which by being set in 2006), so therefore whether anything included in the adventure actually counts as continuity is a matter of debate. This piece of information regarding Longbottom is listed here, however, as the only piece of new Potter Universe backstory offered in the mini-adventure.
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*[[1947]] [[Richard Griffiths]] who plays who plays [[Vernon Dursley]] is born on the 31 July died on the 28 March 2008
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*[[1949]] [[Bill Nighy]] who plays who plays [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] is on the 19 Decemcber 
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*[[1949]] [[George Harris]] who plays [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] is born on the 20 October
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*[[1949]] [[Jim Broadbent]] who plays [[Horace Slughorn]] is born on the 24 May 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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[[fr:Années 1940]]
 
[[fr:Années 1940]]
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[[Category:Decades|40s]]</noinclude>
 
[[Category:Decades|40s]]</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 02:11, April 17, 2016

1940s staff

The Hogwarts staff of the 1940s.

The following events occurred in the 1940s:

EventsEdit

Tom Riddle accused Rubeus Hagrid (Concept Artwork for HP2 movie 01)

1943: Tom Riddle frames Rubeus Hagrid.

QuidditchEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Tom Riddle Sr. grave

The grave of Tom Riddle Sr.

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  2. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real) - Chapter 1 (About the Author)
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real) - Chapter 3 (A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts)
  5. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  6. Quidditch Through the Ages (real) - Chapter Nine (The Development of the Racing Broom)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  8. MugglenetBirthday archive: Pomona Sprout (information retrieved from J.K. Rowling's Official Site)
  9. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
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