On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.

OTD May 6 - Hindenburg
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1937: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board, 35 people died, along with one death among the ground crew. The disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage and the incident destroyed public confidence in the hydrogen-filled airships, marking the end of an era.

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