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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1994: Sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, dies of cancer at the age of 54 in Nashville, Tennessee. In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. She also won a bronze at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

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