On this day: October 25

Published On: Oct 24 2012 05:24:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2014 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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1962: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of leading workers to strike in 1961 and leaving South Africa illegally. The following year Mandela and 15 other African National Congress leaders were charged with 221 acts of sabotage designed to "ferment violent revolution." All but one would be found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in June 1964.


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