February 3 in the Harry Potter world
- 1994: Professor Remus Lupin teaches Harry Potter about the Dementor’s Kiss, and Harry’s Firebolt is returned to him after being tested by Minerva McGonagall and Filius Flitwick. Harry and Ron Weasley make up with Hermione Granger. That evening, Scabbers disappears from Gryffindor Tower with only some ginger cat hairs left behind. Ron is now angry with Hermione because she does not take Scabbers’ disappearance seriously.
- 1996: Harry Potter has an Occlumency lesson in the Dungeons with Professor Severus Snape.
FEB. 3, 1863:
SAMUEL CLEMENS USES MARK TWAIN PSEUDONYM
On this day in 1863, writer and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens used the pen name “Mark Twain” for the first time.