On this day: October 12

Published On: Oct 11 2012 01:50:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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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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