On this day: October 12

POSTED: 1:50 PM Oct 11 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 12 2012

Christopher Columbus lands in the New World, Oktoberfest finds its roots, Sid is arrested for allegedly killing Nancy, and Matthew Shepard dies, all on this day.

OTD October 12 - Columbus Day
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Library of Congress

1792: Columbus Day is celebrated for the first time in the United States, with New York City and other cities marking the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World.

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