August 2 in the Harry Potter world
- 1995: Harry Potter and Dudley Dursley are attacked by Dementors sent by Dolores Umbridge. Harry drives them off with a Patronus and receives a notice from the Improper Use of Magic Office for using underage magic.
- 1997: Harry wakes up early after spending the night in 12 Grimmauld Place with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. In Sirius Black’s old room, Harry discovers that it had been ransacked by an unknown individual. Searching through the mess, Harry discovers a letter Lily Evans wrote to Black sixteen years earlier, as well as an old picture of himself at one year old. He unsuccessfully tries to take an old photograph of the Marauders, but Black’s Permanent Sticking Charm prevents him from doing so. Later, that day, Harry and Hermione find the old room of Regulus Black and discover the identity of the mysterious R.A.B. After failing to locate the Horcrux Regulus stole, Harry calls Kreacher and questions him about the locket. After Kreacher reveals that the locket was stolen by Mundungus Fletcher, Harry orders Kreacher to find him. Just before the house-elf disapparates, Harry gives him the false locket, to the old elf’s delight.