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As an orphan, Harry must have some serious questions about his lineage. Aunt Petunia probably has some answers about the Evans side. Hopefully there's a genealogy potion he can take to figure out about his father's wizarding side. On second thought, he can probably just ask Hermione.



But for us fans, JK Rowling has it covered. In a new piece for her site, Pottermore, Rowling goes into detail about the Potter clan and how they came into possession of one of The Deathly Hallows. It also turns out they have a long history of benevolence toward their Muggle neighbors.

"Ralston Potter, who was a member from 1612-1652, and who was a great supporter of the Statute of Secrecy (as opposed to declaring war on the Muggles, as more militant members wished to do) and Henry Potter... Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War."

Check out the full piece at Pottermore.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past bounces from the 1960's to today through the use of conveniently available time travel. Just how does their version of the 20th Century deviate from ours?

Well head on over to the newly created website, 25moments.com, for an awesome history lesson to catch up on the past 50 years, from Magneto's presence at the grassy knoll to the surprising effects of the Chernobyl disaster.

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Berlin, 1945. The soldiers didn't know where this hyperactive schoolgirl came from, but it boosted their moral to see her killing Nazis with such enthusiasm.

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That John Williams theme is one of his best.