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.
1492: Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in The Bahamas during the first of his journeys to the New World. The explorer believed he had reached the East Indies and the Indian Ocean.
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