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Changes in the last 100 years. The Hindenburg Disaster. Notes:The Hindenburg disaster took place on 6 May 1937 as the German rigid airship Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed within one minute while attempting to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station which is located adjacent to the Boro of Lakehurst in Manchester, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board, 35 people died in addition to one fatality on the ground At 7:25 p.m. local time, the Hindenburg caught fire and quickly became engulfed in flames Where the fire started is controversial; several witnesses on the port side saw yellow-red flames first just forward of the top fin, around the vent of cell 4.Other witnesses on the port side noted the fire actually began just ahead of the horizontal port fin, only then followed by flames in front of the upper fin Who/what?- German rigid airship Hindenburg caught fire Why?-Most current analysis of the fire assumes ignition due to some form of electricity as the cause. However, there is still much controversy over whether the fabric skin of the airship, or rather the hydrogen used for buoyancy, was the initial fuel for the resulting fire. Where?-Lakehurst Naval Air Station which is located adjacent to the Boro of Lakehurst in Manchester, New Jersey When?-6 May 1937 at 7:25 p.m Amelia Earhart disappears. ...read more.

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He spoke in a session entitled 'We Enter the World of Tomorrow' which was keyed to the theme of the forthcoming fair, the World of Tomorrow." Who?-Wallace Hume Carothers, Julian Hill, and other researchers for the DuPont Company What?-Nylon invented (first used for fishing rods anf toothbrush's Why?- Wallace Hume Carothers studied polymers and worked for the DuPont company in the 1930s. He first invented neoprene, which is synthetic rubber made from a polmer of ethyne molecules. But what he really wanted to do was make a substitute for silk. He combined complex chemicals together and created a very long and smooth molecule; the new fibre was made into finely woven material and was given the name Nylon. Where?-DuPont laboratories When?-nylon and nylon stockings to the American public at the 1939 New York World's Fair. To be exact, on October 27, 1938, Charles Stine, vice president of E. I. du Pont de Nemours, Inc., announced that nylon had been invented. Television debuts at Worlds Fair Notes:The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair), was the largest world's fair of all time. Television in the United States made its formal debut at the World's Fair in New York City on Sunday April 30, 1939 with the first Presidential address on Television by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The signal was sent by the Telemobile (RCA's mobile Television van) ...read more.

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Why?- There are different theories why it began some of the most common once would be because of the war in Europe or because of the war in the pacific or because of the war in Africa. Where?-hard to say with the different theories of the 'whys' it began. When?- September 1st 1939 Summary: A lot has happened in the last 100 years. Technology and communication increase every year bringing something new into out world. There have been a number of tragedies in the last 100 years. For example the Hindenburg disaster. On the 6th of May 1937 a German rigid airship Hindenburg caught fire. About 35 people have been killed. There are also things that happened to just one or two people. Amelia Earhart. The first women to receive Distinguished Flying Cross disappeared during an attempt to make a circumnavigation flight of the globe in 1937. She was last heard of near the Howland Island. There are positives as well. Such as the nylon invention in 1939 which was displayed in New York for the first time. Or the television debuts at the world's fair in New York in 1939. But the worst thing is probably WW2. Began in 1939 on the 1st of September with Germany invading Poland. There are different theories why it had began, some of the most common once would be because of the war in Europe or because of the war in the pacific or because of the war in Africa. By: Sofia Tkatchenko ...read more.

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