On this day: October 25

Posted: 5:24 PM EDT Oct 24, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 25, 2014

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 - John Steinbeck
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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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