This Day in History: May 6


1937 – Hindenburg disaster. On this day in 1937, while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on its first transatlantic crossing of the year, the German dirigibleHindenburg burst into flames and was destroyed, killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard.

Steve Jobs with an iMac

1998 – Steve Jobs introduced Apple‘s first iMac, a personal computer that became hugely successful and helped revive the struggling company.

Roger Bannister

1954 – Roger Bannister of Britain became the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes.

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