Surviving the Hindenburg
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On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship, Hindenburg, crashed while docking in New Jersey, resulting in 36 fatalities. The spectacular newsreel footage and live radio report of the collapsing airship are among the most famous moments in recorded news history. Join Historian Gary Sarnoff who tells the story of this great airship, Herbert O'Laughlin's brush with death, and his life in River Forest. This program is co-sponsored by the River Forest Public Library and the Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest.