On this day: October 12

Published On: Oct 11 2012 12:50:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2012 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Sonja Henie
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20th Century Fox

1969: Figure skater and film star Sonja Henie, who won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater, dies from leukemia at age 57 during a flight from Paris to Oslo.

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