Today in 1937, 36 people died when the German dirigible Hindenburg exploded at an airfield in Lakehurst, New Jersey.  Here are some more facts about the Hindenburg.

FACT:  The Hindenburg traveled at a maximum speed of 85 miles per hour.
FACT:  The Hindenburg was carrying 97 people on its final flight -- 36 passengers and 61 crew members.  Thirty-five of the fatalities were on the ship.  One person was killed on the ground.
FACT:  It took five years to build the Hindenburg, which was in service for just 14 months.
FACT:  The Hindenburg was named for German President Paul von Hindenburg, who died 18 months before the airship's maiden voyage.