On this day: October 12

POSTED: 10:50 AM PDT Oct 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 11, 2012 

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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