On this day: October 25

Published On: Oct 24 2012 04:24:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Richard Byrd
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1888: Pioneering aviator and explorer Richard Byrd, who would claim that his expeditions had been the first to reach the North Pole and the South Pole by air, is born in Winchester, Va. While there is some doubt about his North Pole claim, his South Pole claim is generally supported by a consensus of those who have examined the evidence.

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