Today in history, 1945: A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building
On July 28, 1945, residents of New York City were horrified when an airplane crashed into the Empire State Building, leaving 14 dead. Though the events of that day have largely faded from public memory, they remain etched in the minds of those who experienced them.
The B-25 Bomber hit the 79th floor, and in a spooky turn of events, it was revealed that Franklin D Roosevelt had had lunch on the 76th floor only a few hours before. Fourteen people died in the accident, as luckily it was a weekend. This was the first time an aeroplane had crashed into a major New York Skyscraper.