May 02

This Day in History

1933

Loch Ness Monster 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 May 2, 1933. Several … (more...)

1899

Van Gogh Sends "Sunflowers" to His Brother

On this day in 1889, less than a week before committing himself to a hospital in Saint-Rémy, Vincent van Gogh sent his beloved brother Theo a consignment including two paintings from one of his … (more...)

1230

Black William Hanged After Caught With Prince’s Wife

On this day in 1230, William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny, was hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great in Wales for a highly personal indiscretion. The son of Reginald de Braose by his first wife … (more...)