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Happy Birthday, JK Rowling! 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Her

Joanne Kathleen Rowling turns 51 today! Here, I have compiled some of the unknown facts about her. Of course, you'll find plenty facts on Harry Potter all over the web. Time to know a little more about her on her birthday. And, of course, I would like to thank JK Rowling for making my childhood magical. Happy Birthday!

July 31: JK Rowling and Harry Potter share the same birthday.

While on a train to London, JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter ideas on a napkin.

Before Bloomsbury approved Harry Potter manuscript, it was rejected by 12 publishers.

In 2001, JK Rowling was awarded Order of the British Empire.

She filled five notebook pages with made up "Q" words before she came up with "Quidditch"

Her real name is Joanne Rowling. The K in her name belongs to her grandmother 'Kathleen'.

From rags to riches: Joanne went from unemployed to a multi-millionaire in 5 years.

Her first book, Casual Vacancy, was published in 2012.

She wrote 3 spy novels under a pen name, Robert Galbraith.