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.
1971: Rock musician Gene Vincent, who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly and is best remembered for his 1956 top 10 hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula," dies at the age of 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer while visiting his father in California.
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