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The following events occurred in the year 1996:

Fighting Death Eaters

DA members fighting Death Eaters

Events

Break vowno

Severus Snape making the unbreakable vow

January

February

April

May

June

July

Unknown date:

Second week of July:[36]

Middle of July:[37]

August

Late Summer

  • Rufus Scrimgeour sends a letter to Albus Dumbledore trying to get him to convince Harry Potter to become the Ministry of Magic's poster boy.[45]

September

December

Individuals that started at Hogwarts

Hufflepuff

Individuals that graduated from Hogwarts

Deaths

Behind the scenes

See also

External links

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 24 (Occlumency) "Looks like we’ll have to split up,” said Tonics briskly, looking around for empty chairs. “Fred, George, and Ginny, if you just take those seats at the back … Remus can stay with you. …” She, Harry, Ron, and Hermione proceeded up to the very top deck..." Harry begins Occlumency lessons the next day which according to the same chapter was on a Monday, placing the date he returned to Hogwarts on a Sunday
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 24 (Occlumency) “I will expect you at six o’clock on Monday evening, Potter. My office." - Severus Snape, this is the day after Harry returns to school via the Knight Bus after holiday break
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay) states that Broderick died the same day the new term started at Hogwarts. The new term started on a Monday in early January, the same day Harry Potter started Occlumency lessons (see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 24 (Occlumency) - "Six o’clock Monday evening, Potter.”). It is stated in the Daily Prophet the next day on a Tuesday, that he died the night before
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay) The day after Harry's first Occulmency lesson on a Monday in early January, the Daily Prophet states "The Ministry of Magic announced late last night that there has been a mass breakout from Azkaban" placing the date of the breakout the day before
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 24 (Occlumency) "Er — d’you want to come into Hogsmeade with me on Valentine’s Day?” “Oooh, yes!” she said, blushing crimson and beaming at him." It is confirmed they did go on Valentine's day in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
  7. 7.0 7.1 April started in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak) page 605, when it is said March "blurred into a squally April". In Chapter 28, Page 634, Hermione Granger said that “the Easter holidays start on Friday”. Easter in 1996 was on Sunday 7 April. The Easter holidays therefore can only have started on Friday 5 April. Dumbledore's Army was discovered, Dumbledore left and Educational Decree Number Twenty Eight happened between pages 605 and 634. Then, pages 635 to 650 took place the next day. It is still not the Easter Holidays. Therefore, pages 605 to 650 took place between Monday 1 April to Friday 5 April.
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 29 (Careers Advice) It happened on the same day Harry met with Professor McGonagall for advice. He met with her on a Monday ("he was expected in Professor McGonagall’s office at half-past two on Monday") and it was the first day back at school following the final Easter holiday weekend. The Easter Holidays are traditionally two weeks long, but there is a chance it could be three at Hogwarts since Christmas is traditionally two weeks but has been confirmed in the OOTP to be three weeks at Hogwarts. Either way, it places the day Fred and George left school at the end of April
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp) - It takes place shortly after the setting is set "in the weak May sunshine"
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "Harry agreed to test Hermione after lunch on Sunday but regretted it almost at once. [...] Ron was just telling her that she ought to eat a decent meal or she would not sleep that night, when her fork slid from her limp fingers and landed with a loud tinkle on her plate. “Oh, my goodness,” she said faintly, staring into the entrance hall. “Is that them? Is that the examiners?”
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "Once breakfast was over, the fifth and seventh years milled around in the entrance hall while the other students went off to lessons. Then, at half-past nine, they were called forward class by class to reenter the Great Hall... [...] The fifth years ate lunch with the rest of the school (the four House tables reappeared over the lunch hour) and then trooped off into the small chamber beside the Great Hall, where they were to wait until called for their practical examination."
  12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "There was no time to relax that night — they went straight to the common room after dinner and submerged themselves in studying for Transfiguration next day. [...] He forgot the definition of a Switching Spell during his written exam next morning, but thought his practical could have been a lot worse.
  13. 13.0 13.1 They had their Herbology exam on Wednesday (other than a small bite from a Fanged Geranium, Harry felt he had done reasonably well) and then, on Thursday, Defense Against the Dark Arts.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "On Friday, Harry and Ron had a day off while Hermione sat her Ancient Runes exam, and as they had the whole weekend in front of them, they permitted themselves a break from studying. They stretched and yawned beside the open window, through which warm summer air wafted over them as they played a desultory game of wizard chess."
  15. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "And what’s more, someone’s put another niffler in Umbridge’s office [...] “Oh blimey,” said Lee Jordan, covering his mouth. “It’s me’s been putting the nifflers in her office"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented) - "Hermione’s bad mood persisted for most of the weekend, though Harry and Ron found it quite easy to ignore as they spent most of Saturday and Sunday studying for Potions on Monday, the exam to which Harry was looking forward least and which he was sure would be the one that would be the downfall of his ambitions to become an Auror. Sure enough, he found the written exam difficult, though he thought he might have got full marks on the question about Polyjuice Potion: He could describe its effects extremely accurately, having taken it illegally in his second year. The afternoon practical was not as dreadful as he had expected it to be.
  17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "Harry was determined to perform well in Tuesday’s Care of Magical Creatures exam so as not to let Hagrid down. The practical examination took place in the afternoon on the lawn on the edge of the Forbidden Forest..."
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "The Astronomy theory exam on Wednesday morning went well enough [...] They had to wait until evening for their practical Astronomy; the afternoon was devoted instead to Divination."
  19. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "“Well, I think I’ve done all right in Arithmancy,” she said, and Harry and Ron both sighed with relief. “Just time for a quick look over our star charts before dinner, then ...”"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "When they reached the top of the Astronomy Tower at eleven o’clock they found a perfect night for stargazing, cloudless and still. [...] Half an hour passed, then an hour;"
  21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s) - "Their final exam, History of Magic, was not to take place until that afternoon. [...] The fifth years entered the Great Hall at two o’clock and took their places in front of their overturned examination papers.
  22. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 32 (Out of the Fire)
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Pottermore - Writing by J.K Rowling: Sirius Black - According to Pottermore, Sirius Black died on June 18, the same day the Battle of the Department of Mysteries took place.
  24. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins) - "Details of the events that led to the Ministry turn-around are still hazy, though it is believed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and a select band of followers (known as Death Eaters) gained entry to the Ministry of Magic itself on Thursday evening."
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins)
  26. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister)
  27. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 37 (The Lost Prophecy)
  28. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins) - "The castle seemed very quiet even for a Sunday."
  29. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins) - "Ron and Hermione left the hospital wing completely cured three days before the end of term." "Unhappy as he felt at the moment, he would greatly miss Hogwarts in a few days’ time when he was back at number four, Privet Drive."
  30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins) - "Professor Umbridge left Hogwarts the day before the end of term. It seemed that she had crept out of the hospital wing during dinner-time..." Note this appears to treat the day of the feast as the end of term, whereas Ron and Hermione's leaving the Hospital Wing must treat the departure on the Hogwarts Express as the last day of term.
  31. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins) - "Their last evening at school arrived; most people had finished packing and were already heading down to the end-of-term feast, but Harry had not even started." "The journey home on the Hogwarts Express next day was eventful in several ways."
  32. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins) - "The week that had elapsed since he had last seen Sirius seemed to have lasted much, much longer:" Sirius died late in the night of 18 June, so seven elapsed days after makes it 26 June. Note: If 25 June (18 + 7) is used there are not enough days for Ron & Hermione to be released from the Hospital Wing three days before the end of term.
  33. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour) - "She bent toward Malfoy, who was still glaring at Harry. “I think this left sleeve could come up a little bit more, dear, let me just —” “Ouch!” bellowed Malfoy, slapping her hand away." As this is in the first few days of August, if Draco has the Dark Mark he must have got it in late June or sometime in July.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)
  35. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister) - "Even the weather was dismal; all this chilly mist in the middle of July...." [...] “What a week, what a week . . .” “Had a bad one too, have you?” asked the Prime Minister stiffly, hoping to convey by this that he had quite enough on his plate already without any extra helpings from Fudge. “Yes, of course,” said Fudge, rubbing his eyes wearily and looking morosely at the Prime Minister. “I’ve been having the same week you have, Prime Minister. The Brockdale Bridge ... the Bones and Vance murders ... not to mention the ruckus in the West Country ...”
  37. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister) - "Even the weather was dismal; all this chilly mist in the middle of July...."
  38. .Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister) - "Even the weather was dismal; all this chilly mist in the middle of July...." "I was sacked three days ago! The whole Wizarding community has been screaming for my resignation for a fortnight."
  39. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister) - ""Even the weather was dismal; all this chilly mist in the middle of July...." [...] “He’ll be here in a moment, he’s just finishing a letter to Dumbledore.”
  40. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister) - "Even the weather was dismal; all this chilly mist in the middle of July...." [...] “I’m not getting rid of Kingsley Shacklebolt, if that’s what you’re suggesting!”
  41. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 2 (Spinner's End) - "Many miles away the chilly mist that had pressed against the Prime Minister’s windows drifted over a dirty river that wound between overgrown, rubbish-strewn banks." [...] "It led, as perhaps you have guessed, to the recent capture and murder of Emmeline Vance, and it certainly helped dispose of Sirius Black, though I give you full credit for finishing him off."
  42. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour) - "The day after this rather gloomy birthday tea, their letters and booklists arrived from Hogwarts. Harry’s included a surprise: He had been made Quidditch Captain.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour) - If the book follows the actual calendar for 1996, this would be 3 August.
  44. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7 (The Slug Club) - "“He’s a Death Eater,” said Harry slowly. [...] “Ah, Harry!” said Mrs. Weasley loudly, cutting across Fleur’s monologue. “Good, I wanted to explain about the security arrangements for the journey to Hogwarts tomorrow."
  45. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister)
  46. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7 (The Slug Club)
  47. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
  48. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16 (A Very Frosty Christmas)
  49. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  50. Roger's at least two years older than Harry Potter since he was captain of Ravenclaw's Quidditch team from at least 1993 to 1996 and Fleur considered him old enough to go to the Yule Ball with when she declined Ron. Therefore, Roger left Hogwarts following the 1995-1996 school year
  51. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16 (The Goblet of Fire) states her seventeeth birthday was in October 1994. Therefore, she was in her sixth year then and left school in the 1995-1996 school year
  52. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone states Lee Jordan was in the same year as Fred and George Weasley meaning he would have left school in the 1995-1996 school year
  53. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince) states that Katie Bell was "the only remaining member of the original Gryffindor Quidditch team that Harry had joined in his first year". Alicia was still a member of the team the following year, since she is mentioned to be on the team in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 14 (Percy and Padfoot). This means she left following the 1995-1996 school year
  54. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  55. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  56. Fudge says in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 1 (The Other Minister) that Emmeline and Amelia died the same week as the chapter takes place in ("I have been having the same week you have had... the Bones and Vance murders"). Fudge was sacked on 2 July, "a fortnight" after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries on 18 June. Fudge says he was sacked "three days ago", making the date of the chapter 5 July. A week ago would be 28 June and they cannot have died more than a day earlier on 4 July, meaning they died between that time.
  57. It is explicitly stated that Karkaroff was able to stay alive for "a year" meaning that he died sometime after June 1996 (as this was "a year" after he fled) and when it was revealed to the Order.
  58. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 2 (Spinner's End)
  59. J.K. Rowling interview with The Leaky Cauldron
  60. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand) Hannah Abbott is told about her mother's death shortly after the new school year begins at Hogwarts. It happened before Hallowe'en, placing her date of death between September and October 1996
  61. England & Wales births 1837-2006. Entry no. 072. Print.
  62. Harry Potter Cast: Will Dunn. MuggleNet. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  63. England & Wales births 1837-2006. Print.
  64. Harry Potter Film Series Cast: Benedict Clarke. MuggleNet. Retrieved 23 May .
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