Related Program: History Matters History Matters: New London School Explosion changed natural gas detection forever By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Mar 17, 2015 Related Program: History Matters TweetShareGoogle+Email Commentator Gary Joiner recalls the New London School Explosion in New London, Texas, 78 years ago this week. The New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, killed hundreds in the East Texas town. Credit London Museum in New London/AP Listen Listening... / 4:29 History Matters #405 - New London Explosion commentary History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. Tags: New London School ExplosionNew LondonTexasNatural Gas ExplosionTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content History Matters: Remembering an East Texas Oil Patch tragedy By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Mar 20, 2012 Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the 75th anniversary of the New London, Texas, school explosion.