On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 12 2012 12:33:13 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 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.

OTD November 12 - Harry Blackmun
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Official Supreme Court photo

1908: Harry Blackmun, who would go on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1970 to 1994, is born in Nashville, Ill. He is best known as the author of the court's decision in Roe v. Wade.