On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 12 2012 12:33:13 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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San Quentin State Prison

2004: A jury in Redwood City, California, convicts Scott Peterson of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumping her body in San Francisco Bay. Peterson would later be sentenced to death.