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 - Dick Gregory
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1932: Comedian and activist Dick Gregory, an outspoken supporter of the civil rights movement and African American causes, is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

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