The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1937 The hydrogen-filled German dirigible Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board
1954 Roger Bannister became the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes, finishing in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds during a track meet in Oxford, England.
2001 Pope John Paul II, during a trip to Syria, became the first pope to enter a mosque.
2004 The final first-run episode of “Friends” aired on NBC.