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 - Gerald Ford
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1973: President Richard Nixon nominates House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford, R-Mich., to succeed Spiro T. Agnew as vice president.

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