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The Hindenburg disaster, Thursday, May 6, 1937.

The airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the pride of Nazi Germany, bursts into flames upon touching its mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 passengers and crewmembers.

The Hindenburg ~ Thursday, 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 the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board[N 1] (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), there were 35 fatalities. There was also one death of a ground crewman.

Zeppelin, A portion of newsreel coverage as the front of the flaming Hindenburg crashes to the ground, with passengers and crew running for their lives. Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 1937

Hindenburg.. "Oh the humanity!!! "

Historic Baltimore Sun front pages

Probably one of the first powerful and successful uses of a dramatic "you are there! The death toll was surprisingly low, considering the fireball the dirigible turned into, but you'd never think that given this headline and full-width photo.

Injured in the Hindenburg Crash. Survivors are dazed and bloodied by the explosion, fire and crash, a man and women passenger are given first aid before going to the hospital. There were among the 23 passengers who survived the wreck. 13 passengers were killed. May 6, 1937. (CSU_ALPHA_1451) CSU Archives/Everett Collection

Injured In The Hindenburg Crash Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Injured in the Hindenburg Crash. Survivors are dazed and bloodied by the explosion, fire and crash, a man and women passenger are given first aid before going to the hospital. There were among the 23 passengers who survived the wreck. 13 passengers were killed. May 6, 1937. (CSU_ALPHA_1451) CSU Archives/Everett Collection

May 6, 1937: German passenger airship "Hindenburg", the largest dirigible ever built, explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey

May German passenger airship "Hindenburg", the largest dirigible ever built, explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey Terrible thing that.

Hindenburg disaster photographed by Murray Becker in 1937 photograph showing a smoking and flaming Hindenburg crashing to the ground as people run away.

Hindenberg Dsaster

The Hindenburg Hits The Ground Photograph by Everett - The Hindenburg Hits The Ground Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

A rare photo of the body of Abraham Lincoln.

A rare photo of the body of Abraham Lincoln.

the Hindenburg interior, 1930s

Port Promenade of Zeppelin Hindenburg, showing Dining Room

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Ann Curry is calling on people all over the world to do 26 random acts of kindness for each of the people killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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These historical photographs show we have always been a bit crazy.

Some awesome historical photographs that show people have always been just a bit crazy at times!

WTF Facts : funny, interesting & weird facts

WTF Facts : funny, interesting & weird facts

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