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On this day: November 12

Published: 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 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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1815: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the pioneering American women's rights leader and social reformer, is born in Johnstown, N.Y. Her "Declaration of Sentiments," presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, N.Y., is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States.

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