The following events occurred in the 2000s:
- Late '90s or early '00s: Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley are married.
- Late '90s or early '00s: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are married.
- Late '90s or early '00s: George Weasley and Angelina Johnson are married.
- Late '90s or early '00s: Percy Weasley marries Audrey.
- Late '90s or early '00s: Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass are married.
- Late '90s–'10s: Neville Longbottom and Hannah Abbott are married.
- Late '90s–'10s: Cho Chang marries a Muggle man.
- Late '90s–'10s: Dolores Umbridge is put into Azkaban for mistreatment of Muggles.
- Late '90s–'10s: Ron Weasley leaves the Auror Office to join his brother George Weasley at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
- Late '90s–'10s: Hermione Granger transfers from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
- Early '00s: Ginny Weasley retires from playing Quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies to have a family and work for the Daily Prophet.
- 2007: Harry Potter becomes head of the Auror Office.
- 2008: Hermione Granger translates the original runes of The Tales of Beedle the Bard and J. K. Rowling publishes the translated copy as a children's storybook.
- 1 September, 2009: Ted Lupin starts his education at Hogwarts.
- '00s or '10s: Luna Lovegood and Rolf Scamander are married, "rather later" than her friends' marriages.
- '00s or '10s: Neville Longbottom becomes Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts
- '00s or '10s: Minerva McGonagall retires as Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- 2 May, either 2000 or 2001: Victoire Weasley
- '00s or '10s: Dominique Weasley
- '00s or '10s: Louis Weasley
Behind the scenes
- 2000s at Wikipedia
- July 2000: The novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is first published. Interest in the Harry Potter novels reaches a crescendo, particularly in North America, where overnight line-ups and near-instant sell-outs of the book receive wide media coverage, bringing Harry Potter to wide mainstream attention.
- 2001: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages are first published. These are the first official Harry Potter spin-off works by J. K. Rowling and are published for charity.
- November 2001: The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is released by Warner Bros., launching the film series. The US release is retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
- 25 October, 2002: Richard Harris, who portrayed Albus Dumbledore in the first two movie adaptations of the Harry Potter books, dies of Hodgkins' Disease.
- November 2002: The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is released.
- June 2003: After a three-year interval, the Harry Potter novel series resumes as the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is first published.
- May 2004: The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is released.
- July 2005: The novel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is first published.
- November 2005: The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is released.
- 26 June 2006: The Queen's Handbag, a specially filmed mini-adventure featuring the cast of the Harry Potter films, is shown as part of Children's Party at the Palace, a celebration of the 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
- July 2007:
- 2007: The Tales of Beedle the Bard is first published in an extremely limited edition for charity.
- 2008: The film Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey, is released to theatres. Produced by David Heyman (producer of the Potter film series), the movie contains several references to the franchise, includes footage from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and a scene in which Carrey and Zooey Deschanel dress up as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, respectively.
- June 2008: A short story by J. K. Rowling, dubbed the "Harry Potter Prequel" is first published online.
- December 2008: A mass-market edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard is released to the general public.
- June 2009: Michael Jackson (a.k.a. the King of Pop) dies. He is among the celebrities that became a fan of the Harry Potter series. He invited Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on his last concerts tour in London, however the concerts didn't happen because of his death.
- July 2009: The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released.
- 2009: Less than eight years after it began, the Harry Potter film series has now become the highest-grossing film series ever, surpassing the 45-year-old, 22-film James Bond series.
- July 2011: J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, opens the Pottermore Registration.
Notes and references
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