On this day: October 25

Posted: 5:24 PM EDT Oct 24, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 25, 2015

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 - Minnie Pearl
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1912: Comedian and country singer Minnie Pearl is born under the birth name Sarah Ophelia Colley in Centerville, Tennessee. Pearl appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show "Hee Haw," becoming famous for gentle satire of southern and hillbilly culture, wearing a hat with a price tag hanging from it and bellowing her catch phrase "How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E!" She died of complications from a stroke at the age of 83 on March 4, 1996.


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