Category Archives: Historical

Fighting Zeppelins with Airplanes, 1915

Source: Scientific American – scientificamerican.com By Dan Schlenoff Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: June 26, 1915 After the First World War broke out, airships quickly became a scourge. German Zeppelins bombed Liège and Antwerp in … Continue reading

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NUMU, the New Museum – Los Gatos, Announces a Temporary Exhibit about Airships

Source: New Museum Los Gatos – numulosgatos.org The Grand Opening of the New Museum – Los Gatos (NUMU) will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. In honor of the GRAND OPENING Saturday June 6, 2015, NUMU will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Goodyear Blimp ‘Pilgrim’ Makes First Flight on June 3, 1925

After having experimented with a series of small Pony blimps in the early 1920’s, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio designed the first blimp to be inflated with helium. The Pilgrim was completed on May 25, 1925 … Continue reading

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The Hindenburg Disaster as Reported by the New York Daily News on May 7, 1937

Source: New York Daily News – nydailynews.com (Originally published by the Daily News on May 7, 1937.)

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‘Super-Sized’ Blimp over Houston – This Forgotten Day

Source: Houston Chronicle – chron.com By Bryan Kerr May 1, 1986: On this day, the McDonald’s “McBlimp” arrived in Houston to help celebrate the Texas Sesquicentennial.

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