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 - Bode Miller
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1977: Alpine ski-racer Bode Miller, an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist and a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, is born in Easton, N.H.

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