MISS FLORIDA 1938 BEAUTY PAGEANT The competition for Miss Florida 1938 is fierce and the stands are packed as people watch the ladies vie for the title. Great aerial of the pageant and a smiling Irmgard Dietel wins the crown.
HURRICANE BRINGS CONNECTICUT FLOODS The aftermath of a hurricane brings massive flooding to Hartford, Connecticut. Residents try to shore up waters with sandbags and travel by boat through streets turned into canals as the rising waters cause millions in damage.
SAUGUS, MONTANA TRAIN WRECK The Olympian #15 Trans-Missouri passenger train derails over Custer Creek in Saugus, Montana after flooding causes a bridge to collapse. Salvage crews begin the tough task of cleaning up the wreck that claimed the lives of 47 passengers and injured dozens more.
AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARS Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are well into their round-the-world flight when they take off from Lae, New Guinea on 2 July 1937 with the intended destination of Howland Island. The aviators never reach their destination and disappear without a trace to become one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Aerial and ocean searches for the pair yield no results.
Date: July 2, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, With Audio
THE HINDENBURG BEFORE, DURING & AFTER CRASH The Hindenburg soars through the skies above America's cities before coming to a fiery finish on May 6, 1937 as it attempts to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, N.J. Flames rapidly engulf the airship until little more than a blackened skeleton is all that is left.
Date: May 6, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:39:00, No Audio
HOOVER DAM BEGINS PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY As the President presses a golden key in Washington, enormous masses of water begin to move through the Boulder Dam (also called the Hoover Dam), turning the wheels for the first time and starting production of vast quantities of electricity.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:54:00, No Audio
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