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1926 was a notable year in the wizarding world.



  • Bob, Bill, and Barnaby Ollerton founded the Cleansweep Broom Company.
    • They founded their first product and the first racing broom, Cleansweep One. It was very popular and within a year, every Quidditch player owned the broom.[1]

c. March


  • 31 December: Merope Gaunt gave birth to Tom Marvolo Riddle at Wool's Orphanage in an hour of arriving. She died, leaving Tom in the guardianship of the matron, Mrs Cole.[2]

Notes and sources

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages: The Development of the Racing Broom
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 10
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