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The following events occured in the '''1950s''':
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The following events occurred in the '''1950s''':
   
 
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*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The first version of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' is published.<ref>It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."</ref>
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*[[1950]] to [[1952]]: [[Andrew Snowyowl]] captained the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]].<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The [[Swiftstick]] racing [[Broomstick|broom]] is released.<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[1952]] to [[1956]]: [[Jo King]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] graduates from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] with top grades on her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]]. During the summer months she becomes briefly engaged to [[Muggle]] [[Dougal McGregor]], but later turns him down and departs for [[London]] to start working for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] under [[Elphinstone Urquart]].<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
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*[[1956]] to [[1960]]: [[Rufus Winickus]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: The [[Shooting Star]] [[Broomstick|broom]] is introduced.<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*c. [[1957]]: [[Armando Dippet]]'s tenure as [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts ends and [[Albus Dumbledore]] becomes the new Headmaster.<ref name="dumbledoreheadmaster">In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 20, Dumbledore indicates that Voldemort visited him to ask for the Defence Against the Dark Arts job ten years after his murder of [[Hepzibah Smith]], which itself occurred one or two years after Voldemort left Hogwarts in 1945. On [[Pottermore]], it was stated that [[Minerva McGonagall]] was offered a "[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/professor-mcgonagall a job in the Transfiguration department, under Head of Department, Albus Dumbledore]", implying Dumbledore was not yet the Headmaster at the time of her employment. It is known from a statement in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 15, that McGonagall started teaching at Hogwarts in December 1956. It is thus probable that Dumbledore succeeded Dippet as headmaster in 1957.</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: The [[Caerphilly Catapults]] defeat the [[Karasjok Kites]] to win the [[European Cup]].<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*c. [[1957]]: [[Tom Riddle]], now known as Lord Voldemort, travels to [[Hogwarts Castle]] to appeal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] for the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher.<ref name="dumbledoreheadmaster" />
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] is offered a prestigious promotion at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] but, dissatisfied with her job, quits and sends a letter to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]] to apply for a teaching position.<ref name="pottermore"/> She becomes part of the school faculty on December of this year.<ref name="OP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Armando Dippet]]'s tenure as [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts ends and [[Albus Dumbledore]] becomes the new Headmaster.{{Fact}}
 
*[[1956]]: [[Tom Riddle]], now known as Lord Voldemort, travels to [[Hogwarts Castle]] to appeal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] for the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Hamish MacFarlan]] becomes captain of [[Montrose Magpies]].{{Fact}}
 
   
==Births==
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==Births ==
[[File:Bellatrixprofile.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Bellatrix Lestrange.]]
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*Between [[1951]] and [[1955]]: [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1950|1950]]: [[Arthur Weasley]] to [[Cedrella Black]] and [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="Arthur-Birthday">''[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/anniversary.cfm J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section]''</ref>
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*Mid-1950s: [[Bertha Jorkins]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1950|c. 1950]]: [[Igor Karkaroff]]{{Fact}}
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*[[1956]] or [[1957]]: [[Sturgis Podmore]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Rita Skeeter]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*Between [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] and 1954: [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Lucius Malfoy]] to [[Abraxas Malfoy]] and his wife.{{Fact}}
 
*Mid-[[Wikipedia:1950s|1950s]]: [[Bertha Jorkins]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Tarquin McTavish]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Sturgis Podmore]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Gaspard Shingleton]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Sirius Black]] to [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Peter Pettigrew]]{{Fact}}
 
 
==Deaths==
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1952]]: [[Sirius Black II]]<ref name="BFT">''[[House of Black|Black family tree]]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: [[Justus Pilliwickle]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Norvel Twonk]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1959]]: [[Regulus Black I]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Arcturus Black II]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Druella Rosier]]{{Fact}}
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Carolyn Pickles]], who portrays [[Charity Burbage]], is born.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681949/bio Internet Movie Database biography page]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Mary GrandPré]], the illustrator of the US ''Harry Potter'' editions, is born in South Dakota, [[United States of America]]{{Fact}}.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Kathryn Hunter]], who portrays [[Arabella Figg]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Struan Rodger]], who voices a [[Wizards|Wizard]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Bruno Delbonnel]], the French cinematographer who worked on the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1958|1958]]: [[Klaus Fritz]], the German translator of the series, is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1958|1958]]: [[Fiona Shaw]], who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
   
 
==See also==
 
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20, Dumbledore indicates that Voldemort visited him to ask for the Defence Against the Dark Arts job ten years after his murder of Hepzibah Smith, which itself occurred one or two years after Voldemort left Hogwarts in 1945. On Pottermore, it was stated that Minerva McGonagall was offered a "a job in the Transfiguration department, under Head of Department, Albus Dumbledore", implying Dumbledore was not yet the Headmaster at the time of her employment. It is known from a statement in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 15, that McGonagall started teaching at Hogwarts in December 1956. It is thus probable that Dumbledore succeeded Dippet as headmaster in 1957.
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