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 - Harry Blackmun
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1908: Harry Blackmun, who would go on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1970 to 1994, is born in Nashville, Illinois. He is best known as the author of the court's decision in Roe v. Wade. He died on March 4, 1999, at the age of 90 of complications from hip replacement surgery.

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