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 - John Francis Dodge
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1864: Automobile manufacturing pioneer John Francis Dodge is born in Niles, Michigan. Dodge would go on to become the co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company, which was formed in 1900 to supply parts and assemblies for Detroit's growing auto industry and began making its own complete vehicles in 1915.


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