This Day in History

T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, died on May 19, 1935, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Lawrence had become legendary for his role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule during World War I, and his experiences were immortalized in the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” A scholar, writer, and archaeologist, Lawrence’s complex legacy includes his profound influence on Middle Eastern politics and enduring mystique as a British military officer and diplomat.