On This Day in History: 1937, Hindenburg Disaster

 A German passenger airship, the Hindenburg caught fire as it began to dock with it's mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 6th May 1937. 35 of the 97 on board died as a result of the fire, as well as one of the ground crew. As a result, the use of passenger airships, which were popular in the 1930s, came to a sudden end, and they have not returned in popularity since. There is also no firm conclusion as to what caused the airship to catch fire 


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