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.
1933: The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island is acquired by the U.S. Department of Justice. The island would become a federal prison in August 1934 and was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons.
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