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The Hindenburg Disaster – “Oh, the Humanity!” May 6, 1937 The Hindenburg Disaster – “Oh, the Humanity!” News reporter Herbert Morrison makes his famous proclamation, “Oh, the Humanity!” as he witnesses the disaster unfolding. The giant airship Hindenburg explodes and burns killing 36 people while preparing to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey. The exact cause of the fire has…

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First American in Space and the Creation of “A-OK” May 5, 1961 The creation of the phrase “A-OK” is generally attributed to Alan Shepard during this flight; however, it was actually created by a NASA public relations officer who misquoted Shepard. When asked what he thought about as he sat atop the rocket waiting for liftoff, Shepard…

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Kent State Massacre May 4, 1970 National Guardsmen kill four unarmed students of Kent State University (Ohio) during a Vietnam War protest. Two of the students killed were bystanders.

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Great Fire of 1901 May 3, 1901 The third largest urban fire in the U.S. (next to the Great Chicago Fire and the fire during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake) starts in Jacksonville, Florida. The fire started at the Cleaveland Fibre Factory. In eight hours, it had burned 146 city blocks, destroyed more than 2,368 buildings, and left…

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