Tag Archives: 1937

Article: The Stamp that Almost Started a War


The link below is to an article that looks at a stamp that almost started a war between Nicaragua and Honduras in 1937.

For more visit:
http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/381-the-stamp-that-almost-caused-a-war

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Article: More on the Hindenburg Disaster


In the ‘Today in History’ article for the 6th May 2012, we looked at the Hindenburg disaster of the 6th May 1937. The link below is to an article that looks at the cause of the disaster.

For more visit:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/05/what-really-sparked-the-hindenburg-disaster


Today In History: 06 May 1937


The Hindenburg Zeppelin Disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA

On this day in 1937, the German zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg is destroyed while trying to land at Lakehurst in New Jersey, USA. 36 people are killed in the disaster.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster


Article: The Hindenburg Disaster


The following link is to an article (with footage) on the Hindenburg disaster that occurred on the 6th May 1937. The Hindenburg was a German passenger airship that was destroyed in New Jersey, USA.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/118343


Today in History – 12 May 1937


George VI Crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth

Though reigning as king since the 11th December 1936, King George VI was not officially crowned until this day in 1937. His reign lasted until his death on the 6 February 1952, when he was succeeded by the current queen, Elizabeth II.

George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. He became king following his brother’s (Edward VIIIabdication in 1936.

 


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