On this day: October 25

Published On: Oct 24 2012 05:24:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Pablo Picasso is born, the first domestic microwave oven goes on sale, Led Zeppelin debuts in concert, the U.S. invades Grenada, and Bill Buckner blows it for the Red Sox, all on this day.

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U.S. Department of Defense

1983: In what's codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, the United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters were executed in a military coup. The invasion resulted in U.S. victory and the restoration of constitutional government in the Caribbean island nation.

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