Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 6: The Hindenberg

On this date in History .... 1937:  

The Hindenberg explodes while trying to land at New Jersey, marking the end of these giant airships for transportation. The German airship carried 97 passengers and crew but only one death from the accident.  

The event is probably more famous for newsman Herbert Morrison’s comments, which have been widely used in newsreels and pop culture. (I recall one on the TV sitcom, “WKRP” - click here to see the clip). 

As seen in this video clip,  the ship was destroyed in just seconds.  

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