On this day: November 12

Published On: Nov 12 2012 08:52:25 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2012 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 - Gerald Ford
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White House photo by Eric Draper

2006: Former President Gerald R. Ford surpasses former President Ronald Reagan as the longest-lived U.S. president at 93 years and 121 days. Ford would die the following month. This picture of President George W. Bush, Ford and former first lady Betty Ford, taken on April 23, 2006, is the last known public photo of Ford.

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