The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)



FRIDAY MAY 6, 2022 1937

The hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg caught fire and crashed while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey; 35of the 97 people on board were killed along with a crewman on the ground.


President Chester Alan Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.


Britain’s Edwardian era ended with the death of King Edward VII; he was succeeded by George V.


The Works Progress Administra­tion began operating under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Josef Stalin assumed the Soviet premiershi­p, replacing Vyacheslav M. Molotov. Comedian Bob Hope did his first USO show before an audience of servicemen as he broadcast his radio program from March Field in Riverside, California.


During World War II, some 15,000 American and Filipino troops on Corregidor island surrendere­d to Japanese forces.


Medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4.


Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he’d sexually harassed her in 1991.


President George W. Bush apologized for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers, calling it “a stain on our country’s honor”; he rejected calls for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignatio­n.


Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, died in Shrewsbury, Massachuse­tts, at age 99.


A computeriz­ed sell order triggered a “flash crash” on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial­s to a loss of nearly 1,000points in less than half an hour.


Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is 91. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-ala., is 88. Rock singer Bob Seger is 77. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 77. Gospel singer-comedian Lulu Roman is 76. Actor Alan Dale is 75. Actor Ben Masters is 75. Actor Richard Cox is 74. Actor Gregg Henry is 70. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 69.

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