A Look Back At...
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- Franz Ferdinand reconsiders contributing a song to Goblet of Fire
January 17th - HP-themed restaurant rumors surface, but then are quickly denied.
January 19th - Yates officially named Order of the Phoenix director.
January 19th - First information on Yule Ball surfaces.
January 23rd - Length of Half-Blood Prince revealed on Barnes & Noble and Amazon websites.
January 24th - JK Rowling gives birth to baby girl.
January 25th - No Mrs. Weasley in Goblet of Fire.
January 31st - In an article on her official website, JK Rowling warns fans of online scams.
February 4th - First rumors of Elizabeth Hurley for Bellatrix Lestrange appear, and crop up several times throughout the year, but are still debunked each time by WB.
February 11th - Number of pages in UK edition of Half-Blood Prince revealed.
February 17th - Visitor of GOF set report tells MuggleNet only Sirius's head will make an appearance during the fireplace scene, making Gary Oldman fans upset at his minor apperance.
February 25th - Bad weather plagues filming of GOF and delays production.
March 8th - Half-Blood Prince cover released for American, UK Children, and UK Adult version.
March 22nd - Order of the Phoenix filming rumors begin to stir, beginning with talk of filming in the Czech Republic.
March 30th - Half-Blood Prince promotional stand released, revealing new artwork by Mary GrandPre.
March 30th - JK Rowling noted as 9th richest woman in the UK, with total earnings estimated to be £500m - £65m more than last year.
April 4th - Amazon guarantees delivery of Half-Blood Prince to be on your door step July 16th.
April 10th - Goblet of Fire running time estimated at 150 minutes, reported by IMDB.
April 12th - First details on Goblet of Fire video game are released by Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
April 12th - Half-Blood Prince security strengthens as the release date draws near, with the security being subscribed as "tighter than the United Nations".
April 28th - Half-Blood Prince audio edition in UK to be released August 25th. American edition set to be released in US and Canada on July 16th.
May 9th - Conspicuous grammar error on GOF promo poster fixed at last much to the relief of English-literate HP fans everywhere.
May 13th - MuggleNet Webmaster Emerson announces trip to Edinburgh to interview Jo Rowling with Melissa from Leaky on July 16th.
May 22nd - JK Rowling talks about post-HP career.
May 24th - Bets placed on specific character dying in Half-Blood Prince result in attention from media on possible manuscript leak. The bets turned out to be correct.
June 3rd - Two copies of Half-Blood Prince are stolen but quickly rescued.
June 4th - JKR Vs. HBP thieves (in above story): JK Rowling wins.
June 5th - MuggleNet's huge Half-Blood Prince release party, "Spellbound 2005", is officially announced.
June 8th - Half-Blood Prince breaks pre-ordering records among online retailers.
June 9th - JK places a "John Doe" injunction on Half-Blood Prince.
June 13th - Two Half-Blood Prince thieves charged in court with possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen firearm.
June 20th - B&N gets 750,000 pre-orders for Half-Blood Prince, announces JKR simulcast at release.
June 21st - MuggleNet's HP encyclopedia opens, detailing every aspect there is to know about the Harry Potter series.
June 28th - JKR-written mini-book fetches just over $45,000 on eBay.
June 30th - Harry Potter series now a resource for proper word usage in the Oxford Primary Dictionary.
July 2nd - Alice Newton, daughter of Bloomsbury Books' President, tells story of how she saved Harry Potter.
July 16th - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released internationally in English to the delight of Harry Potter fans everywhere.
July 18th - Half-Blood Prince sells a record-breaking 6.9 million copies.
July 19th - Emerson and Melissa from Leaky interview JK Rowling: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
July 29th - JK Rowling noted as most powerful British woman.
August 3th - "Delusional" comment made by Emerson during JK Rowling interview causes an absurd amount of chaos amongst shippers.
August 8th - Goblet of Fire movie receives a PG-13 rating, surprising fans and intriguing regular movie-goers across the United States.
August 8th - MuggleNet's "MuggleCast", the first major Harry Potter podcast, is released and quickly rises to #1 on the iTunes Top Podcasts list.
August 14th - JK Rowling's family tree published.
August 29th - Theory about R.A.B.'s identity gains weight among Harry Potter online community.
September 6th - Portrait of JK Rowling on display at National Portrait Gallery in London.
September 7th - Harry Potter special-edition iPod and first-ever digital audiobooks released on iTunes.
September 12th - JK Rowling takes on eBay in acting on fake signed copies of Harry Potter books.
September 28th - French HBP saves about 6,746 trees using eco-friendly paper.
October 4th - Over 300 million copies of Half-Blood Prince sold across the world.
October 26th - Canadian band named "The Wyrd Sisters" applies for injunction banning Goblet of Fire movie in Canada.
October 28th - The Weasleys' Ford Anglia, used in Chamber of Secrets, is stolen.
November 4th - "The Wyrd Sisters" fail to have Goblet of Fire banned in Canada after several court appearances.
November 6th - Goblet of Fire World Premiere kicks off in London.
November 12th - Pictures begin to appear online from NYC premiere.
November 18th - Goblet of Fire is released in the US and UK, receiving positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
November 19th - Goblet of Fire grosses $36 million on opening day, and $101 million in opening weekend.
November 27th - Goblet of Fire NYC red carpet interviews with Tolga Safer, David Heyman, Miranda Richardson, Dan Radcliffe, Jamie Waylett, Katie Leung, Tiana Benjamin and Mike Newell.
November 29th - Goblet of Fire breaks $400 million worldwide in ticket sales.
December 3rd - JK Rowling tells her story of living without fame in a forward she writes for the book titled One City.
December 4th - After three weeks in the box office, Goblet of Fire still continues to hold the #1 spot in the box office.
December 6th - A statement by Jim Dale causes fans to falsely assume Harry dies in the 7th book.
December 11th - JK Rowling is interviewed by Stephen Fry on BBC Radio 4.
December 12th - Luna Lovegood actress to be announced in January.
December 17th - JK Rowling honored as the 2005 TIME for Kids Person of the Year, but not TIME's Person of the Year.
December 24th - Plaque to be placed at Jo's former writing spot.
December 24th - JK Rowling's official site is updated with a new diary area, and many more goodies.
December 27th - Harry Potter most blogged person of 2005.
December 29th - Half-Blood Prince in USA Today's top books of 2005.
December 31st - Goblet of Fire soundtrack in top 10 of 2005.