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Okay Will and Jonathan, I’ll bite (on the basis that, unlike most memes, this one doesn’t involve me having an opinion about stuff):

Three events:

  • 1415 – The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
  • 1944 – Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich (no, I hadn’t head of them before either).
  • 2006 – The Brandon Show, a weekly college survival televion show, declares “National Zombie Day” across college campuses. College students play Zombies vs. Humans as they count down the days until Halloween.

Two births:

  • 1881 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1959 – Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress (i.e. Bart Simpson)

One death:

  • 2004 – John Peel, British disc jockey (b. 1939)

UPDATE: As Peter requests below, the date is of course 25 October.

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