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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 - Bali bombings
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2002: In Bali, Indonesia, 202 people are killed and 209 are injured when bombs are detonated in a nightclub district. Various members of Jemaah Islamiyah, a violent Islamist group, would be convicted in relation to the bombings, including three individuals who were sentenced to death.

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