On this day: November 12

Posted: 12:33 AM EST Nov 12, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Nov 12, 2015

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 - Silvio Berlusconi
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European People's Party

2011: Silvio Berlusconi resigns as prime minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

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