On this day: October 12

POSTED: 1:50 PM Oct 11 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 12 2015

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 - Hugh Jackman
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1968: Actor Hugh Jackman, best known for his role as Wolverine in the "X-Men" film series and for his roles in other movies such as "The Prestige," "Australia" and " Les Misérables," is born in Sydney, Australia.


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