OCTOBER 31, 1981 - James and Lily Potter are murdered by Lord Voldemort, but their son Harry survives.
"I heard my dad," Harry mumbled. "That’s the first time I’ve ever heard him — he tried to take on Voldemort himself, to give my mum time to run for it…" Harry suddenly realized that there were tears on his face mingling with sweat.
Terrible though it was to hear his parents’ last moments replayed inside his head, these were the only times Harry had heard their voices since he was a very small child. But he’d never be able to produce a Patronus if he half wanted to hear his parents again.
"They’re dead, he told himself sternly. "They’re dead and listening to echoes of them won’t bring them back."
On this spot, on the night of 31 October 1981, Lily and James Potter lost their lives. Their son, Harry, remains the only wizard ever to have survived the Killing Curse. This house, invisible to Muggles, has been left in its ruined state as a monument to the Potters and as a reminder of the violence that tore apart their family.
'The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches … born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies … and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not … and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives … the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies …’
She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time. (x)