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November 12 2008

12 November 1933, allegedly made the first picture the alleged Loch Ness Monster - "Nessie". The first written mention of the mysterious creatures living in the waters of a Scottish Loch Ness date back to 565 AD.

In the biography of Saint Columba Abbot Jonah spoke about the triumph of the saint "water beast" in the River Ness. Abbot Columba then engaged in proselytizing Gentiles Picts and Scots in his new monastery on the western coast of Scotland. One day he came to Loch Ness, and saw that the locals bury one of their people. He was mutilated and killed after he swam in the lake. His ruined NISAG (Gaelic name monster). Local residents, armed with hooks to drive away the monster dragged the dead body to shore. One of the disciples of St. lightly into the water and swam across the narrow strait that to drive the boat. When he sailed away from shore, the water rose a strange-looking beast, like a giant frog, but it was not a frog. " This is the beginning of the legend of the Loch Ness monster.

In spring 1933, the newspaper Inverness Courier "published the first detailed account of a married couple McKay, who personally confronted with Nessie. In the same year on the northern shore of the lake have paved the way and cut down trees and bushes for a better view of the largest in British freshwaters. In August of that year, three witnesses saw on the usually tranquil Loch Ness excitement. Then, the surfacing on the surface, then again go under the water, began to appear a few humps in a row. They moved in waves, like a caterpillar. Gradually, by these descriptions in the public imagination was the looming image of a prehistoric creatures living in the depths of the pond. This image was the real embodiment due to the so-called "surgeon's photograph". Its author, a London physician, Kenneth R. Wilson, argued that filmed the monster by accident when traveling around, watching the birds.

In 1994 it was found that it was a fake, made by Wilson and three accomplices. Two of the accomplices, Wilson voluntarily confessed to the crime, the first confession was left without public attention, since faith in the integrity of Dr. Wilson, it would seem, who had no motive to deceive, was unwavering. Disputes about whether the lives in the lake some mysterious creature - still continues to this day.

November 12, 1970 there was the strongest and most terrible consequences of the cyclone in the history of recording meteorological observations. Disaster Strikes occurred in East Pakistan (now - Bangladesh). By hurricanes, waves and strong winds killed up to 500,000 people. Winds whose speed reaches 240 km / h and a tidal wave 15-meter-high hit the coast of the country in the Ganges delta and the coastal islands.

November 12, 1996 for a record amount was sold to a sculpture. Statue of Edgar Degas' "Little Dancer" went under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York - for 10.8 million dollars.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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