Eighty years ago today, 6 May 1937, the Hindenburg crashed at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. So I’ve added three words to the Big list today:
On a personal note, I grew up just down the road from Lakehurst and while it had occurred many years before I was born, the Hindenburg crash was still fresh in local memories during my childhood. I knew many people who had witnessed the disaster, and bits of the wreckage could still be seen and picked up if one visited the navy base. And even today, the giant airship hangar still rises high above the pine trees as you travel local roads.