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1974

Filming began on Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

So Why Did They Call It Jaws?

Der-der. Der-der. Der-der-der-der-der-der-der-der. Yes, as we all know, it’s really hard to write out the theme tune to Jaws in onomatopoeic terms and make it sound either familiar or scary. So I wish I hadn’t bothered. But there’s one thing can’t be denied and that’s the fact that Jaws sprang into life on May 2nd, 1974. Filming of... Read more >

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1933

Loch Ness monster is sighted

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland's Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on 2 May 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen "an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface." The story of the "monster" (a moniker chosen by the Co... Read more >