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 - Margaret Thatcher
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1984: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet at a Brighton, England, hotel. Thatcher escaped but the bomb killed five people and wounded 31.

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