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LAST SURVIVOR OF HINDENBURG DIES AT 90

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(CNN) — The last survivor of the Hindenburg airship disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner (shown below) has died from complications of pneumonia.

According to his family, Doehner passed away at a hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire, on November 8.  

Werner Doehner was 8 years old (below) on May 6, 1937, when the infamous
airship went up in flames and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36
people. Doehner’s sister and father were among them. Sixty-two people
survived.

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Werner G. Doehner

Fifteen storeys tall ... navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.
Navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.

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An injured survivor of the Hindenburg disaster calmly smokes a
cigarette as he is moved to a hospital from the field at Lakehurst,
New Jersey.

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Another survivor is led away from the burning
gondola of the Hindenburg.

Iconic ... the disaster was captured by waiting photographers, film crews and a radio broadcaster on the ground.

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On this day in 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quint’s 
to survive infancy. Mother Elzire Dionne with her quintuplets (above).
 
    
    

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Annette and Cecile Dionne are 84 today and are the two surviving
members of the Dionne Quintuplets.


    
   

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Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964)

Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence
officer
who is best known for his James Bond series of spy
novels
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Horace Stoneham, left, owner of the New York Giants congratulates Walter O’Malley owner of the Dodgers.

On this day in 1957, National League club owners voted to allow
the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles and that the New
York Giants could move to San Francisco.

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David)

On this day in 1972, The Duke of Windsor, who gave up the British throne in
1936 to marry an American divorcee, died at 77 in his home near Paris. He
was a smoker from an early age, was diagnosed with
throat cancer and
underwent
cobalt therapy.

        

                   

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Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998)

Canadian born actor/comedian Phil Hartman garnered fame in 1986
when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He
won fame for his impressions, particularly of President
Bill Clinton,
and he stayed on the show for eight seasons. Given the moniker
"The Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other
cast members, Hartman won a
Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL
work in 1989.

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LAST SURVIVOR OF QUAKE DIES AT 109

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The last known survivor of the devastating San
Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died. A relative confirmed
William A. "Bill" Del Monte died at a retirement home in nearby Marin
County on Monday.

He was 11 days shy of his 110th birthday. His niece, Janette Barroca
of San Francisco confirmed his death of natural causes. Del Monte
was just three months old when the quake struck.

In a statement, Mayor Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco called Mr. Del
Monte “a true friend to our city.”

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