The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found

May 6, 1950 Tollund, Denmark Two brothers find the body of a 2300 year old mummy The mummy, later dubbed the Tollund Man, was discovered in a peat bog as the brothers were cutting peat. Because the mummy was so well preserved, they initially believed the corpse to be a recently murdered person and informed…

The Hindenburg disaster

May 6, 1937 Manchester Township, New Jersey The airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire moments before landing, killing 35 of the 97 people aboard and one more on the ground The airship was kept aloft by hydrogen, a lighter-than-air and highly flammable gas. Nearly two dozen hydrogen airships were destroyed by fires between 1908 and…