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.

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San Quentin Correctional Center

1934: Charles Manson, the convicted murder who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s, is born in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1971, he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca carried out by members of the group at his instruction and remains in prison to this day.

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