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 - Sid Vicious
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1978: Sid Vicious, former bassist with the Sex Pistols, is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, after he wakes to find her dead from a stab wound on the bathroom floor of their room in the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan. Vicious would die of a heroin overdose before his murder trial could begin.

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