Fri, Jan 15
Educational Decree No. 26 is passed
Wed, Jan 20
Sophie Thompson's birthday
Mafalda Hopkirk (DH1)
Thu, Jan 21
Harry visits the prefects' bathroom with the golden egg and solves the clue
- “My brothers, my sisters. The clock is ticking faster. We who live for freedom, for truth, and for love. The moment has come to share my vision of the future that awaits if we do not rise up and take our rightful place in the world. Where we wizards are free. Aurors, join me in this circle, pledge to me your eternal allegiance, or die.”
- August 10, 2004 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is released in paperback; debuts at #1 on all charts.
Did You Know
- The Scholastic editor, Arthur Levine, suggested changing the title from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to “Harry Potter and the School of Magic” so as not to confuse American readers.