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.