On this day: October 25

Published: 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.

OTD October 25 - Sony Walkman
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2010: Sony takes its original cassette Walkman off the market. The portable audio cassette player, which made its debut in Japan on July 1, 1979, and came to America in June 1980, revolutionalized music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones. Sony sold some 200 million iterations of the cassette Walkman over the product line's 30-year career.


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