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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1806: Maj. Gen. Henry Knox, a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army who also served as the first U.S. secretary of war, dies at the age of 56 in Thomaston, Massachusetts. Three days earlier he had swallowed a chicken bone, which lodged in throat and became infected. Two forts, one in Kentucky and another in Maine, and Knox Hall at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, home of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, were named after him.


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