On this day: October 12

Published: Oct 11 2012 01:50:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2012 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.

OTD October 12 - Sid Vicious
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1978: Sid Vicious, former bassist with the Sex Pistols, is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, after he wakes to find her dead from a stab wound on the bathroom floor of their room in the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan. Vicious would die of a heroin overdose before his murder trial could begin.

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