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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1971: Baseball pitcher Pedro Martínez, an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and 2004 World Series champion, is born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic. Martinez won the American League pitching Triple Crown in 1999, leading the league in wins (23), ERA (2.07) and strikeouts (313). He pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in his 18-season career, retiring after the 2009 season with career totals of 3,153 strikeouts, a 2.93 ERA and a 219-100 win-loss record.


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