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- On September 1, 1998, the first Harry Potter book was published in the United States. 
- On September 1, 1999, The Tenchi Muyo Fan Fiction Archive moved to its current home. 
- By September of 2003, the phrase Whumping, meaning Hurt/Comfort fan fiction with origins in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, had migrated to the CSI community and people were writing CSI: Miami fan fiction.
- On September 1, 2005, dw_recs , a Doctor Who LiveJournal community, was created.