On this day: October 12

Published On: Oct 11 2012 12:50:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2016 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 - Josh Hutcherson
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1992: Actor Josh Hutcherson, best known for his roles in such movies as "The Hunger Games," "Bridge to Terabithia," "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Zathura," is born in Union, Kentucky.


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