On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 11 2012 11:33:13 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The Loch Ness Monster smiles for the camera -- sort of, Ellis Island closes, actor William Holden passes away, and Madonna releases "Like a Virgin," all on this day.

OTD November 12 - Ellis Island
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1954: Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closes after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990.

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