On this day: November 12

POSTED: 12:33 AM Nov 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM 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 - Maple Leaf Gardens
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Toronto Maple Leafs

1931: Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto, Canada, with the Toronto Maple Leafs losing 2–1 to the Chicago Blackhawks. Pictured is a program from the arena's opening night. One of the cathedrals of hockey, it would serve as home to the NHL team from 1931 to 1999.

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