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 - Pledge Of Allegiance
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1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many U.S. public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage.

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