July 27th, 2005


Tomorrow in History, 1945: Bomber Crashes into Empire State Building

On July 28, 1945, as World War II was coming to an end, an American B-25 bomber got lost in the fog above New York City. At 9:49 AM it crashed into the Empire State Building, damaging the 78th and 79th floors. Although it was a Saturday morning, there were people working in the building. Fourteen people were killed and twenty-six sustained injuries.

Now, normally I would have posted this tomorrow, but I just realized that this is the 60th anniversary of the event. As I happen to be in New York City at the moment, I would like to attend any commemoration that might be happening.

Problem is, I don't know if there is one. I've searched the web and the Empire State Building site, and nothing has presented itself. I'd also have no idea who to call at the ESB. If anyone out there reading this today can help me out, I'd appreciate it.

If it turns out that there isn't one, perhaps people would like to meet me tomorrow morning at the ESB Observation Deck at 9:30 AM for our own commemoration?