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

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

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

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

While on a train to London, JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter ideas on a napkin.
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Before Bloomsbury approved Harry Potter manuscript, it was rejected by 12 publishers.

Before Bloomsbury approved Harry Potter manuscript, it was rejected by 12 publishers.
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In 2001, JK Rowling was awarded Order of the British Empire.

In 2001, JK Rowling was awarded Order of the British Empire.
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She filled five notebook pages with made up "Q" words before she came up with "Quidditch"

She filled five notebook pages with made up
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Her real name is Joanne Rowling. The K in her name belongs to her grandmother 'Kathleen'.

Her real name is Joanne Rowling. The K in her name belongs to her grandmother 'Kathleen'.
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From rags to riches: Joanne went from unemployed to a multi-millionaire in 5 years.

From rags to riches: Joanne went from unemployed to a multi-millionaire in 5 years.
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Her first book, Casual Vacancy, was published in 2012.

Her first book, Casual Vacancy, was published in 2012.
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She wrote 3 spy novels under a pen name, Robert Galbraith.

She wrote 3 spy novels under a pen name, Robert Galbraith.
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JK Rowling's parents met at King's Cross Station, remember the platform no. 9 3/4.

JK Rowling's parents met at King's Cross Station, remember the platform no. 9 3/4.
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