December 4, 2008 – The Tales of Beedle the Bard is released in the United States and United Kingdom. To the dismay of some Harry Potter fans, many bookstores did not hold midnight release parties like they did for other books in the Harry Potter series.
Harry visits the prefects' bathroom with the golden egg and solves the clue
Fri, Jan 22
Sir John Hurt's birthday (RIP)
“That is the enemy – their arrogance, their power lust, their barbarity. He’s the key to our victory.”
July 31, 2008 – It is announced that The Tales of Beedle the Bard, originally only to be read by the owners of the seven handwritten copies, would be published worldwide on December 4, with all proceeds being given to charity.
Did You Know
The Hogwarts school motto, Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, means “Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon.”