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The Loch Ness Monster First Seen

May 2nd, Wonderful Tonight was recorded, J. Edgar Hoover died, and more.

1890 – The OKLAHOMA TERRITORY was established with an all-White government.  Oklahoma had been reserved as Indian Territory for the eastern tribes kicked off their land, but  after the Civil War they took part of Oklahoma back.

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1933 – The first sighting of the LOCH NESS MONSTER in SCOTLAND was reported when a couple drove by and saw “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface” of Loch Ness.

1946 - Prisoners rioted at California’s ALCATRAZ prison. 

1960 – In the wake of the PAYOLA scandal, “Billboard” magazine reported that many radio stations were adopting a “better music” format, and BANNING ROCK & ROLL.

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1972 - J. EDGAR HOOVER, the FBI Director,  died at age 77.

He’d served as head of the FBI for 48 YEARS, under EIGHT different presidents.  Leonardo DiCaprio is playing him in the movie “J. Edgar”, which is being directed by Clint Eastwood

1977 - ERIC CLAPTON recorded “WONDERFUL TONIGHT”.

1980 – PINK FLOYD’S hit single “ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2)”, with its chorus of kids chanting “We don’t need no education”, was BANNED by the South African government.

1982 – ADAM AND THE ANTS DISBANDED, after Adam opted for a solo stint rather than finding replacements for drummer Terry Lee Miall and bass player Gary Tibbs!

1990 - DAVID RAPPAPORT, the 3-foot-11 star of “TIME BANDITS”, died of a gunshot wound to the chest in what appeared to be suicide.  He was   He was only 39 .

1999 – JESSE JACKSON had Yugoslav authorities hand three American prisoners of war over to him.

2003 – GEORGE W. BUSH stood on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln with a banner with the words “Mission Accomplished” printed on it. He announced that major combat operation in Iraq were over.

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2005 – LYNNDIE ENGLAND pled guilty to SEVEN charges against her, for her role in those degrading prisoner photos taken at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.  She beat a conspiracy charge but was later sentenced to three years in prison on the other six.

2010 – The European Union bailed out Greece by writing them a 120 billion euro check to help them get rid of their sovereign debt.

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