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 - Johann Strauss II
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1825: Composer Johann Strauss II, who composed more than 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles and other types of dance music, and is best known for his waltz "The Blue Danube," is born near Vienna, Austria.

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