From 1692 to 1693, a series of No-Maj witch trials were carried out in the then-colonial settlement of Salem, ultimately resulting in the executions of several innocent people (both magical and non-magical). The Salem witch trials were a major traumatic event in the history the wizarding world.
Notes and references
- ↑ "Salem, Massachusetts" on Wikipedia
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "History of Magic in North America: Seventeenth Century and Beyond" on Pottermore
- ↑ "Salem witch trials" on Wikipedia
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
- ↑ .@jgrahamhutch The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter