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Today in History: May 6


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Today in History: May 6



Today in History: May 6



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


Today in History: 01 May 1840


First Official Adhesive Postage Stamp, the Penny Black Issued in the United Kingdom

On this day in 1840, the Penny Black postage stamp was issued in the United Kingdom. It was the first official adhesive postage stamp in the world. It came into service on May 6, 1840.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Black
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamp


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


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