Food & History: October 12
1492 Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives in the Bahamas.
1810 The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich.
1923 Jean Nidetch born, founder of ‘Weight Watchers’, offering dieting products and services.
1950 Japanese actor Takeshi Kaga born. He is best known as the host of the immensely successful TV show, ‘Iron Chef.’