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This Day in History: Oct. 25

This Day in History: Oct. 25
John Steinbeck in Monterey. Courtesy: Pat Hathaway Collection. Handout slide (scanned 8/26/98)

In 1962, writer John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

1760: George III ascended the British throne after the death of his grandfather, King George II.

1881: Artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain. 

1983: U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Ronald Reagan.

1993: Actor Vincent Price died in Los Angeles; he was 82.

1999: Pro golfer Payne Stewart, 42, and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota.

2005: U.S. military deaths in Iraq reached the 2,000 mark.

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