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: John Steinbeck, the author of novels such as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men," wins the Nobel Prize in Literature for his "realistic and imaginative writing, combining as it does sympathetic humor and keen social perception."

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