On May 6, 1937, a tragedy occurred that shocked the world and left an indelible mark on the history of aviation. It was the day of the Hindenburg disaster, an event that left the world in shock, and the words of the famous radio reporter Herbert Morrison, "Oh, the humanity!"
Morrison’s Famous Quote
On the fateful day, Herbert Morrison was reporting live from the scene of the disaster. When the airship burst into flames, Morrison’s voice broke with emotion, and he uttered the now-famous words, "Oh, the humanity!"
The Tragic Event Behind It
The Hindenburg was a large, German-built airship that was filled with hydrogen gas and was intended to be used for transatlantic travel. On the day of the disaster, the Hindenburg was approaching Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey when it suddenly caught fire and burst into flames. The entire event was broadcast live on the radio, and the horror of what was happening was captured in Morrison’s famous words.
The disaster killed 35 people and injured an additional 62. It was a tragedy that shocked the world and left an indelible mark on the history of aviation.
The Hindenburg disaster remains one of the most memorable aviation tragedies of all time, and Herbert Morrison’s words, "Oh, the humanity!" will forever be remembered as one of the most poignant expressions of sorrow in history.