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Revision as of 21:56, July 17, 2012 by Nick O'Demus (Talk | contribs)

Wouldn't Tom Riddle have graduated in 1946? But start his 7th year in 1945? His 7th year was the 1945-46 school year, if all the dates are correct, that is what it comes out to. Yzz 14:26, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

If he started in 1938, his school years would have been:
1st, 1938-1939
2nd, 1939-1940
3rd, 1940-1941
4th, 1941-1942
5th, 1942-1943
6th, 1943-1944
7th, 1944-1945
Nick O'Demus 17:48, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

THE RIDDLE MURDERS TOOK PLACE IN 1944, NOT 1943

The Riddle murders took place in 1944, not 1943. The book canon comes first to the movie canon. And in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it reads "Half a century ago, something strange had happened there..." and "Fifty years before, at daybreak, on a fine summer's morning.... a maid had entered the drawing room to find all three Riddles dead." The present is August 1994. Thus Tom Riddle, Sr. and his parents were killed in 1944, not 1943.

Also, in the Harry Potter Companion book, it says that they died in July/August 1944.

http://books.google.com/books?id=K5zOroHn_LYC&pg=PA421&lpg=PA421&dq=Tom+Riddle,+Sr.+died+1944&source=bl&ots=4sV-q6lcv6&sig=lIfgLZJ83mJ40ZGPDfUHv5rWxf8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wNQFUKuVJMq8rQHG2uXECA&ved=0CFEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Tom%20Riddle%2C%20Sr.%20died%201944&f=false

You make a valid point about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (which takes place from 1992-1993) it is also stated the events of Voldemort's time took place fifty years earlier, and the Diary Horcrux states it is the preservation of Voldemort's sixteen-year old self. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore states that Voldemort murdered the Riddles in the summer when he was sixteen years old, which would support the 1943 death date. As for the Harry Potter Companion book, it is an unofficial guidebook and cannot be taken as canononical. - Nick O'Demus 21:56, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

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