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1992 was a notable year in the wizarding world.



January or February

March or April

  • Late March or early April: The teachers begin preparing students for their exams.
    • Quirrell begins to look more and more worried and paler every day.[2]
  • One afternoon: Harry, Ron and Hermione found out Hagrid had a dragon egg. He tells them about the defences Dumbledore put up in order to defend the Philosopher's Stone.[2]
  • Early one morning: Hagrid sent a letter to Harry, Ron and Hermione telling them the dragon was hatching. Draco followed them and found out about Norbert.
    • Hagrid won't let Norbert go, saying he was too young. He eventually agreed to send a letter to Charles Weasley to find out if he will pick him up.
  • Next Wednesday: Norbert bites Ron on the finger. Charlie sent a letter back and agreed to pick Norbert up on Saturday at midnight.
  • The next day on Thursday: Ron's finger swelled up and he had to go to the Hospital Wing. Draco tells Ron he will tell everyone what actually bit him. He takes a book which had the letter from Charlie, and he finds out they are taking Norbert away the next day.
  • Friday evening: Hagrid says goodbye to Norbert and Harry and Hermione sneak out to meet Charlie's friends.
  • Saturday at midnight: Draco tells Professor McGonagall and they wait by the tower, but Harry and Hermione hide under the Cloak of Invisibility and give Norbert away.
    • On the way back, Filch finds them[1] and takes them to McGonagall, who found Neville heading to warn Harry about Draco. Harry, Hermione, Neville and Draco are told they will have detention and they should expect an owl telling them when.
  • The next day on Sunday: Students in Gryffindor were shocked by the number of points taken from them. When they found out Harry Potter was one of the people who caused it, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff students were annoyed and wouldn't speak to him. Slytherin thanked him for putting them ahead.


  • Late May: Harry overheard Quirrell talking about giving in and doing a task, which Harry was thought was about taking the Philosopher's Stone for Snape. Harry decided not to intervene and tell teachers, thinking he had done enough damage and he had no proof anyway.
  • The next day: Harry, Hermione, Neville and Draco had detention and meet Filch that night, who took them to Hagrid.
    • They help Hagrid search for a missing unicorn in the Forbidden Forest, where Harry finds a cloaked figure drinking the unicorn's blood. He was saved by Firenze, who implied the cloaked figure was Voldemort.
    • Hermione tells Harry he shouldn't worry too much, because he will never be harmed when Dumbledore's around.[3]


  • Early June: The exams are held at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry begins having nightmares again but they now involve a cloaked figure.
    • Harry worked out it was odd that Hagrid had wanted a dragon egg for years, and then a hooded figure gave him one.
    • They found out Hagrid drunkenly told a hooded person how to get round Fluffy. They tell Professor McGonagall who told them they shouldn't worry about it because they had security in place. When they found out Dumbledore was away for the day, they think the Stone will be taken that evening and decided to save it.[4]
    • Harry, Ron and Hermione face Fluffy, find the winged key, defeat a giant chessboard and solve a Potions riddle.
    • Harry faced Voldemort and with the help of the Mirror of Erised, he saved the Philosopher's Stone. Quirrell was killed when Voldemort abandoned him because he was unable to kill Harry, who was soon saved by Dumbledore.
  • Three days later: Harry wakes up in the Hospital Wing.
  • The next day: The final day of term. Gryffindor wins the House Cup and beat Slytherin who had won seven years in a row.
  • Mid-June: The grades for the exams are given out. Everyone headed home for the summer. Hagrid gave Harry a book of photos of the Potter family.[5]

June - July



  • 1 August: Harry was punished for ruining Vernon's dinner. He was locked up in the bedroom, had bars put on a window, and food was put by the door.[10]
  • 4 August: Arthur Weasley conducted raids in search of Dark artefacts. Mundungus Fletcher attempted to jinx him.
  • 5 August: Molly Weasley was angry at Fred, George and Ron for sneaking out and taking the car. She lets Harry stay at The Burrow. They de-gnomed the garden and Harry was introduced to Arthur.[12]
  • c. 12 August: Letters from school arrive for Harry, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny at The Burrow. Every year find out they need Gilderoy Lockhart's books.
  • Next Wednesday: Harry and the Weasley family meet Hermione at Diagon Alley and purchase new school books.
  • c. 15 August - 30 August: Harry had the best summer ever.[15]
  • 31 August: Molly cooked an amazing dinner for the final evening of the summer holidays.[16]


  • 1 September: Dobby blocked the way to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters and Harry and Ron miss the train. They take the flying car (the Ford Anglia) and drive the whole way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • 2 September: Molly sent Ron a Howler. Gilderoy Lockhart's first lesson was chaotic when he let Cornish pixies loose, and run away because he didn't know what to do.[18]
  • 3 September - c. 6 September (the next few days) : Harry avoided Lockhart. Hedwig was angry at Harry because of the car journey.[19]
  • c. 7 September (Friday): Ron's broken wand bounced a spell back and whacked Professor Flitwick in the eyes.[20]
  • c. 8 September (Saturday): Oliver Wood wakes Harry up very early in the morning for Quidditch practice.
    • The Slytherin Quidditch team show up and claim they booked the pitch. It caused an argument, and Draco called Hermione a "Mudblood". Ron attempted to subdue him using a broken wand and the spell he used bounced back. Ron began throwing up slugs. Hagrid helps him.[21]
    • Harry and Ron have detention. Ron cleans the trophy room and Harry helps Lockhart with fanmail. Harry hears a voice whisper about killing, but Lockhart couldn't hear anything.[22]


  • c. 27 October on Saturday: Gryffindor have a grim Quidditch training practice. Harry bumped into Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington and he accepted an invitation to attend Nick's Deathday Party on Hallowe'en.[23]
  • 31 October: Harry, Ron and Hermione attended the Deathday Party.
    • Harry later hears a voice again whispering about killing, but he was the only one who could hear it. He follows it and finds Mrs Norris petrified by writing, telling them the Chamber of Secrets was opened again and warning the enemies of the Heir. The whole school finds him by Mrs Norris and many blame Harry.[24]


  • c. 1 November - 4 November: The whole school continued to talk about the events of Hallowe'en.[25]
  • Next Wednesday: Professor Binns tells them about the Chamber of Secrets and the Heir of Slytherin. Harry, Ron and Hermione debate whether Draco might be the Heir of Slytherin. Hermione proposed they do a Polyjuice Potion by taking a book from the Library they will need special permission for.[26]
  • Friday in late November[27]: Lockhart begins ha ing Harry act out book scenes during their lessons. Hermione manipulated Lockhart into signing a note that grants her access to certain books in the Library.
    • She finds out it will take her one month to make a Polyjuice Potion.[28]
  • Saturday: Gryffindor play Slytherin at Quidditch and in the game, one of the Bludgers went rouge and hunted Harry. Harry won tricked Draco and beat him to the Golden Snitch. He fell in the process and broke an arm. Lockhart helped him by accidentally using a spell to get rid of the bones in the arm.
    • Harry had to spend the evening in the Hospital Wing.[29]
    • Later that night, Dobby shows up and admitted he caused Harry and Ron to miss the train and set the rogue Bludger on him. He tells Harry that he needs to leave because he's in danger. Harry deduced it had something to do with the Chamber but Dobby won't say anything about it. Harry then found out that Colin was petrified.[30]
  • Sunday: Harry leaves the Hospital Wing and Harry, Ron and Hermione begin making the Polyjuice Potion. Harry was awarded 50 points for winning against Slytherin.[31]
  • Monday: News of what happened to Colin sends the school into a panic. Everyone kept debating it, and walking around in groups. Ginny was very upset and people begin selling and buying products for protection.[32]


  • c. 10 December: Harry, Ron, Hermione and Draco sign up to be at Hogwarts over the holidays.
    • The Polyjuice Potion was only half done and they needed items that they would only find in Snape's office.
  • Thursday: Harry caused mayhem in Potions for Hermione, and she snuck into the store-closet to get Bicorn horn and Boomslang skin.
  • c. 17 December: Duelling Club began that evening. Harry duelled Draco and when Draco set a snake on him, Harry spoke Parseltongue, saving Justin Finch-Fletchley but shocking the whole school. They begin to think he was the Heir of Slytherin because Salazar Slytherin could speak to snakes too.
  • c. 18 December (the next morning following Duelling Club): Harry wanted to apologise to Justin Finch-Fletchley who thought Harry had set the snake on him on purpose and that he would be the next victim. Harry found out the Hufflepuffs now actually think he was definitely the Heir of Slytherin and they argued.
    • Harry finds both Nick and Justin petrified.
    • Professor McGonagall takes Harry to Professor Dumbledore who tells Harry he knows he's not the Heir of Slytherin. He asked Harry if he had anything he wanted to tell him, and despite thinking of many things he would like to say, he says nothing.
  • c. 18 December - 24 December: The whole school debate what could have the power to petrify Nick.
    • Term ended and Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Fred, George, Ginny and Percy stayed at school for the holidays.
  • 25 December: Now the Polyjuice Potion was done, Harry, Ron and Hermione plan to take it and act like Goyle, Crabbe and Millicent Bulstrode.
    • Hermione accidentally became Millicent's cat. Harry and Ron sneak in the Slytherin common room and find out Draco was not the Heir of Slytherin.
  • 26 December - 31 December: Hermione was in the Hospital Wing.

Notes and sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 14
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17
  6. Harry had no letters from any friends from the day he left them at the end of the first year until 31 July over a month and a half later. Dobby began intercepting them in that time, and for a lengthy time because he had many letters by the time Harry found out.
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 1
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 1 - "today happened to be Harry's twelfth birthday."
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 2 - "The following morning"
  11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 2 and 3 took place 3 days after Harry's birthday.
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3 - by the time Harry made it to the Burrow, it was the morning meaning it was the next day.
  13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 - "one sunny morning about a week after".
  14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 - "early the following Wednesday."
  15. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 - "The end of the summer holidays".
  16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 - "On their last evening".
  17. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 - "On their last evening" then "next morning".
  18. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 - "The next day".
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7 - the events happen between the 2 September and the end of the same week on Friday. It's unknown what day 1 September and the 2 September fell on, only that Friday was the end of the week. Since 7 September was the highest date of the month that Friday could have taken place on because that's the length of a week, "the next few days" between 2 September and Friday have to be between 3 September - 6 September.
  20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7 - "on Friday morning"
  21. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7 - "on Saturday morning."
  22. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7
  23. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8 - happened on the final Saturday in October, a few days earlier than Hallowe'en.
  24. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8 - happened on Hallowe'en.
  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 - "for a few days" means between one and four days.
  26. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 - "and not until the following Wednesday did they find out."
  27. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10, Hermione says the Polyjuice Potion would take about a month to complete, which it was on 25 December. The events of this Friday took place 2 days earlier than when they began making it, meaning it had to be late November then.
  28. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 - "tomorrow's the first Quidditch match of the season, I believe?" [...] "Harry woke early on Saturday morning and lay for a while thinking about the coming Quidditch match." If the next day was Saturday, then it had to be Friday.
  29. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 - "Harry woke early on Saturday morning"
  30. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10
  31. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11- "Harry woke up early on Sunday morning".
  32. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 - "by Monday morning".
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