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 - Charge of the Light Brigade
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1854: The English army suffers heavy losses against Russia in the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. The battle inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade."


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