The following events occurred in the year 1996:



  • Broderick Bode is strangled to death by a Devil's Snare while in St Mungo's.
  • Nine Death Eaters escape from Azkaban prison in a mass breakout.





  • Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw at the last Quidditch match of the school year.
  • Hagrid introduced his half brother, Grawp to Harry and Hermione.


  • June 16:
    • Dolores Umbridge and some Aurors attacked and attempted to arrest Rubeus Hagrid, McGonagall attempted to defend Hagrid.
    • Minerva McGonagall was stunned severely by the Aurors, Hagrid defeated the Aurors, outwitted Umbridge and escaped from Hogwarts and forced into hiding.
  • June 17 and 18:


  • Mr. Ollivander mysteriously disappeared. The Brockdale Bridge and the Millennium Bridge were brought down by Death Eaters.
  • Rufus Scrimgeour replaced Fudge as Minister for Magic.
  • Draco Malfoy began his duties as a Death Eater.
  • Narcissa Malfoy had Severus Snape take an Unbreakable Vow to help her son with the task Lord Voldemort assigned him: to kill Albus Dumbledore
  • Harry Celebrated his 16th Birthday at the Burrow where the celebrations are marred by grisly tidings from Remus Lupin of more Dementor Attacks and Igor Karkaroff's body was found in a shack up north.

Late summerEdit

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


  • September 1: the first meeting of the Slug Club took place on the Hogwarts Express. Harry sneaked into Draco Malfoy's compartment and got hit with a Full Body Blind Curse. Nymphadora Tonks rescued him and Severus Snape took him to the Welcoming Feast.


  • December 20: Horace Slughorn, new Potions professor at Hogwarts, held a Christmas party for his favourite students and other associates.

Christmas holidaysEdit

  • Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour tried to convince Harry Potter to work with the Ministry of Magic, but Harry confirmed his loyalty to Albus Dumbledore.
  • December 25: Burning of the Burrow.

Individuals who started at HogwartsEdit





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