Monday, May 2, 2011

Where have you been? With the Loch Ness monster and the Queen.

May 2nd
On this day in 1933 was the most iconic Loch Ness monster sighting. Whether it was a hoax or not has been debateable since, but it has sparked the imagination of thousands and caused many a visitor to come to this otherwise isolated part of the world.

Also on this day in 1957 Joeseph McCarthy died. The mastermind of the communist witch hunts of the 1950's, McCarthy's entire career as a senator was defined by accusing everyone around him of being a communist. When he was publically humiliated after saying the US army was soft on communism, McCarthy used alcohol to ease his pain leading to his early demise.
Lastly, on this day in 1960, Dick Clark was questioned for a second straight day concerning his practices as a DJ. He was accused of being paid by record labels and artists to play their music at the expense of other artists. Specifically those of Jamie Records, a company that Clark had invested in. An insider trading of its day. Although Clark survived this scandal to go onto being a creapy corpse on new years, he was lucky. This scandal took down Alan Freed, one of the first DJ's to play rock and roll music, and credited with helping to popularize it worldwide.

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