1926 was a notable year in the wizarding world.
- Bob, Bill, and Barnaby Ollerton founded the Cleansweep Broom Company.
- c. March - onwards: Merope Gaunt stopped giving Tom Riddle Snr. a love potion when she was expecting their child, and he runs off back to Little Hangleton.
- 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.
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