What iconic event occurred May 6, 1937?

What iconic event occurred May 6, 1937?
– “Hindenburg” explosion
– Sinking of the “Lusitania”
– An F5 tornado destroyed Sherman, TX
– Eruption of Mount St. Helens

“Hindenburg” explosion


May 6, 1937, is the day the hydrogen-filled German airship “Hindenburg” exploded in a massive fireball over Lakehurst, New Jersey. The resulting fire killed 36 people and was broadcast live on radio. The “Hindenburg” was the largest dirigible ever built, measuring over 800 feet long with a range of 8,000 miles. It’s passenger capacity was 97. The “Hindenburg” successfully crossed the ocean 10 times in the year before. Source: History.com

Hindenburg disaster
The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station … Wikipedia
Date: 6 May 1937
Location: Lakehurst Maxfield Field
Summary: Airship fire
Destination: Naval Air Station Lakehurst; Lakehurst Borough, New Jersey, U.S
Passenger count: 36
Sites: Lakehurst Maxfield Field, Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States of America

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