The following events occurred in the year 1979:
- 1 April: Caractacus Phelps exploded eight hundred Stink Pellets by dropping them en-masse from the roof of the Daily Prophet building in Diagon Alley. The resultant gas cloud caused untold discomfort throughout London and approximately five-hundred cases of 'Stinkitus' were reported. The non-magical authorities explained the stinking cloud away as an unpleasant emission from a nearby factory.
- 1 September: Gwenog Jones starts at Hogwarts and becomes a favourite of Horace Slughorn.
- Newt Scamander is awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class.
- Peter Pettigrew begins passing information to Lord Voldemort
Individuals that started at Hogwarts
Behind the scenes
Notes and references
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Chapter 1 (About the Author)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 19 (The Servant of Lord Voldemort) - "DON'T LIE!" bellowed Black. "YOU'D BEEN PASSING INFORMATION TO [Lord Voldemort] FOR A YEAR BEFORE LILY AND JAMES DIED! YOU WERE HIS SPY!"
- ↑ Black Family Tree, as drawn by JK Rowling
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 6 (The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black) - "Sirius jabbed a finger at the very bottom of the tree, at the name 'Regulus Black'. A date of death (some fifteen years previously) followed the date of birth."
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