2nd MAY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

May 2nd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1933 : Loch Ness Monster sighted : Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back  over 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster was born when a sighting made local news on the 2nd May 1933. The Inverness Courier newspaper related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.” The news story of the “monster” (a moniker chosen by the Courier editor) became a media phenomenon, with London newspapers sending many correspondents to Scotland,  and a circus offered a 20,000 pound sterling reward for capture of the Loch Ness Monster. | & more about history on this day in the video…