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January 10th - Bloomsbury re-releases Philosopher's Stone with a short introduction by JK Rowling.
January 18th - Laura Mallory appeals court decision yet again.
February 6th - JK Rowling calls Deathly Hallows her "favorite" book of the series, leaving fans to desire it even more.
February 8th - MuggleNet's Deathly Hallows predictions book reviewed by The New York Times.
February 10th - JKR reveals that Dumbledore is back in some form in Deathly Hallows.
February 17th - Dan Radcliffe's portrayal in Equus receives positive reviews.
February 18th - Warner Brothers puts their support behind Dan in his West End debut following tabloid reports that WB was disappointed in his decision.
February 25th - MuggleNet.com's What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7 reaches the #4 spot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
February 26th - JK Rowling sues eBay after several illegal eBook copies of the Potter series are placed up for auction.
March 5th - First review of the Order of the Phoenix film surfaces, thanks to a very early screening in Chicago.
March 14th - Scholastic unveils marketing campaign for Deathly Hallows.
March 23rd - Warner Brothers announces that Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are all signed on for the final two Potter films.
March 27th - MuggleNet premieres their news in multiple languages, extending the reach of the website to several new groups of international internet users.
March 28th - Cover art for Deathly Hallows is released for both United States and United Kingdom editions of the book.
April 11th - Scholastic announces Knight Bus tour dates to promote upcoming Deathly Hallows release.
April 11th - MuggleNet and other Potter fansites featured in AP article.
April 17th - Casting for Half-Blood Prince begins, several months before filming begins.
April 20th - Rumors for Equus coming to Broadway continue to circulate, but none are officially confirmed.
April 21st - In other rumor news, word of a Harry Potter theme park continues to leak across the web. As with the Equus on Broadway rumors, none can be confirmed.
April 22nd - The first trailer for Order of the Phoenix premieres for International movie audiences.
April 24th - Another trailer debuts on Yahoo! for United States theaters.
April 25th - Bloomsbury reveals some of their security measures for Deathly Hallows to make sure there are no leaks.
May 3rd - David Yates unofficially confirmed as Half-Blood Prince director through an interview in SciFi Magazine.
May 10th - Order of the Phoenix receives PG-13 rating in the United States due to its darker tone.
May 13th - JK Rowling contributes to the search fund for missing Madeleine McCann.
May 16th - HarryPotter.co.uk revamped with new Order of the Phoenix design for UK visitors.
May 16th - HarryPotter.com revamped with new Order of the Phoenix design for US visitors.
May 16th - HarryPotter.com revamped with new Order of the Phoenix design for US visitors.
May 23rd - JK Rowling announces her plans for the release of Deathly Hallows.
May 26th - Order of the Phoenix revealed to be 138 minutes long by the British Board of Film Classification.
May 29th - Warner Brothers announces that Order of the Phoenix will be released two days earlier (July 11th) than originally scheduled.
May 30th - Universal Studios announces plans to open Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida, after years of speculation and negotiating.
June 1st - It is revealed that the Potter theme park will cost upwards of $295 million to build.
June 5th - US Potter book illustrator Mary GrandPre reveals that there is a reason for everything on the US Deathly Hallows cover.
June 8th - The cover art for the US Deluxe Edition of Deathly Hallows is released.
June 14th - JK Rowling announces book tour across United States to read Deathly Hallows to fans. She would also sign a copy of the book for each person in attendance.
June 26th - MuggleCast, our Harry Potter podcast, announces plans to tour the United States after the Deathly Hallows release to talk with fans about what happened in the book.
June 30th - The Today Show reveals the first footage of Deathly Hallows being printed at a secret location in the United States.
July 3rd - MuggleNet and MuggleCast announce our plans for the release of Deathly Hallows. We are the only fansite to host two parties on opposite sides of the world.
July 6th - JK Rowling reveals in an interview that she "absolutely howled" upon finishing the writing of Deathly Hallows.
July 10th - MuggleNet releases video coverage of the Order of the Phoenix US premiere, featuring interviews with Dan Radliffe, David Yates, David Heyman, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Imelda Staunton, Chris Rankin, and many more.
July 10th - Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint honored at 'Hand, Foot, and Wand' ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
July 11th - Order of the Phoenix opens in United States theaters.
July 13th - JK Rowling says that some people will "absolutely loathe" Deathly Hallows.
July 14th - The Guardian reveals the opening of Deathly Hallows, although there is no confirmation from an official source at the time.
July 16th - Order of the Phoenix grosses $330 million worldwide.
July 17th - Jim Dales says in an interview that Deathly Hallows has a surprise ending.
July 17th - Scholastic takes action after scans of Book 7 leak online.
July 18th - With only a few days left before the release, Jo asks any Deathly Hallows spoilers out there to preserve the secrecy and not leak anymore information.
July 18th - The New York Times posts an early review of Deathly Hallows which sets off fury among fans and JK Rowling herself. The NYT, however, sticks with their original intentions and keeps the review online.
July 21st - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final novel in JK Rowling's tale of Harry Potter, is released to the world.
July 22nd - MuggleCast releases its pre-DH and post-DH episodes, which both go on to be our most-downloaded episodes ever.
July 23rd - Deathly Hallows sells 8.3 million copies in the United States within its first 24 hours, Scholastic announces.
July 24th - JK Rowling reveals the character who got the reprieve and announces that she does have plans to release a Harry Potter encyclopedia in the future.
July 26th - JK Rowling reveals more to the Deathly Hallows Epilogue on the first part of an interview with The Today Show.
July 27th - JK Rowling explains why she changed the last sentence of the series to not include "scar" and her mother's influence on the series in the second part of her interview with The Today Show.
July 27th - Scholastic announces Open Book Tour Sweepstakes.
July 29th - In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonzo Cuaran states he is "very tempted" to direct Deathly Hallows.
July 29th - JK Rowling's full interview with the Today Show airs on Dateline where she answers more Deathy Hallows questions and dicusses the movies and theme park.
July 30th - JK Rowling hosts a webchat on Bloomsbury's website with fans answering many much-anticipated questions.
August 2nd - Scholastic announces Deathly Hallows sells 11.5 million copies in 10 days.
August 4th - Warner Brothers announces Order of the Phoenix has grossed over $708 million worldwide.
August 8th - JK Rowling loses court battle to ban photo of son that was previously published by The Daily Express.
August 8th - Amazon releases its final numbers for the release of Deathly Hallows. Over 2.2 million books were pre-ordered as of July 20; 1.75 books per second were sold on the final day before release.
August 13th - A SEC filing reported by the Orlando Sentinel reveals that Warner Brothers and Universal have an agreement for a targeted release date of the Harry Potter theme park between December 15th, 2009 and June 30, 2010.
August 23rd - The Wiltshire Times reports that filming for Half-Blood Prince night scenes is set to begin in October.
August 26th - John Williams says that he hopes he will return to score the final Harry Potter film.
August 26th - The Sunday Mirror rumors that a Harry Potter-themed musical is set to open in London's West End.
August 29th - Initial information on the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD begins to emerge online.
September 3rd - Dan Radcliffe appears on The Today Show and discusses December Boys, filming for Half-Blood Prince and the "definite possibility" that Equus will come to Broadway and that if it does, he will reprise his role.
September 7th - Initial reports begin to surface that the Order of the Phoenix DVD will be released on December 11th.
September 10th - Harry Potter is named the highest-grossing motion picture franchise of all time, with $4.47 billion in ticket sales.
September 17th - Warner Brothers confirms the Order of the Phoenix DVD is set to be released in the UK on November 12th.
September 17th - JK Rowling extends her Open Book Tour to Canada and will read at the Wintergarden Theatre in downtown Toronto.
September 17th - Filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince begins.
September 17th - Jim Broadbent is cast as Professor Horace Slughorn in Half-Blood Prince.
September 17th - Warner Brothers confirms various details for the Order of the Phoenix DVD, including its December 11th release in the United States.
September 30th - A signed set of the Harry Potter series by author JK Rowling is auctioned for $37,100 with proceeds benefiting Books Abroad.
October 1st - Harry Potter is named Wizard of the Month on JK Rowling's official website.
October 3rd - Order of the Phoenix becomes the #6 highest grossing film of all time, pulling in $933.9 million worldwide.
October 5th - Director David Yates confirms Young Tom Riddle has been cast, but actor not revealed. It is speculated to be the nephew of Voldemort actor Ralph Fiennes.
October 8th - JK Rowling adopts Sapphire, a retired racing dog from the Greyhound Rescue Fife.
October 9th - Pride of Britain Awards recognize JK Rowling.
October 10th - Warner Brothers announces the Order of the Phoenix DVD will allow portable media and PC downloads.
October 11th - Warner Brothers and JK Rowling sue Indian community over Hogwarts replica.
October 11th - Filming continues for Half-Blood Prince, as reports surface of scenes being shot for the Hogwarts Express and at Loch Arkaig.
October 12th - Indian court rules to allow Hogwarts replica.
October 15th - JK Rowling holds press conference in Los Angeles, California to officially kick off her Open Book Tour.
October 15th - First reports surface from Los Angeles reading with Jo admitting Harry will be a tough act to follow and that she has yet to start on the much anticipated encyclopedia.
October 17th - MTV interviews JK Rowling on the topics of how much the trio knew about the outcome of Deathly Hallows and the role of Christianity in the series.
October 18th - The Open Book Tour continues in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Jo discusses both the personal and the political, including the realities of war and the debate that good always wins out over evil.
October 19th - Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, says he will most likely not appear in Half-Blood Prince.
October 19th - At her first reading in New York City, Jo says she "married Harry" and also discussed the characters of Ron and Draco.
October 19th - At her second reading in New York City, Jo answers many anticipated questions about various characters and also reveals that Professor Dumbledore was gay.
October 23rd - JK Rowling further explains Dumbledore's sexuality at her final tour stop in Canada.
October 25th - The Wiltshire Times reports from the first day of on-set filming for Half-Blood Prince.
October 26th - Information continues to emerge online from HBP filming in Lacock.
October 30th - Extras are cast for Half-Blood Prince.
October 31st - JK Rowling updates her site saying she does not approve of "companion books" or "encyclopedias" to her series and later that day files suit in a Manhattan court against Harry Potter Lexicon owner Steve Vander Ark for publishing an "unofficial encyclopedic companion" to the series.
November 1st - The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a book of five fairytales including one within Deathly Hallows, is revealed by Jo on her official website. Jo says six handwritten copies will go to those who helped her most with Potter, and one will be auctioned for charity.
November 2nd - After several months of rumors and speculation, it is announced that Equus will be coming to Broadway in September 2008 with Dan Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths.
November 15th - Amazon names Deathly Hallows the Best Book of 2007.
November 23rd - Rowling named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly.
December 6th - Barbara Walters names JK Rowling the Most Fascinating Person of 2007.
December 11th - Order of the Phoenix is released on DVD in the United States, a whole month after United Kingdom fans got their hands on it.
December 13th - Beedle the Bard goes up for auction at Sotheby's and sells for nearly 2 million pounds, far surpassing all expections.
December 13th - Amazon.com, a popular online retailer, is revealed to be the winning bidder of Beedle the Bard. Amazon goes on to publish reviews of each tale within the book for fans.
December 14th - The first official still from Half-Blood Prince is released in a 2008 Film Preview press kit and depicts Harry clutching the Marauder's Map.
December 21st - JK Rowling is named the Most Influential Person of 2007 by MSN.
December 27th - Deathly Hallows named "Book of the Year" by USA Today.
December 30th - The documentary "JK Rowling... A Year in the Life" by James Runcie airs on ITV.
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