On this day: November 12

POSTED: 10:33 PM MST Nov 11, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Nov 12, 2013 

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 - space shuttle Columbia
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San Diego Air & Space Museum

1981: Mission STS-2, utilizing the space shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.

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