National Titanic Remembrance Day 2020

National Titanic Remembrance Day

Titanic

This Day In History: (April 22, 1912):
The ‘unsinkable’ Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. Each year, this day is dedicated to the memory of victims who perished, when the luxury ocean liner hit an iceberg & sank in the chilly waters of the chilly North Atlantic Ocean.

Lesser known facts about the Titanic:
? The ship’s lookouts didn’t have access to binoculars and thus missed spotting the iceberg spot on time.
The binoculars were in a locker & the keys were not found. The key resurfaced at an auction in 2010, where it was sold for over $130,000.
? Many newspapers at that time mistakenly reported that all the passengers were saved from the Titanic after the collision. Accurate reports came out only 2 days after the disaster.

? 14 years before the Titanic tragedy a novel called ‘Futility’ by Morgan Robertson was published. Strangely enough it was about an unsinkable ship called the ‘Titan’ hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.
An eerie coincidence or prophecy?
? The wreckage was discovered after 73 years in spite of the colossal size of the ship.
? The epic blockbuster ‘Titanic ’directed by James Cameron, released in 1997 ended up costing more to produce than it cost to build the entire luxury liner even when adjusted for inflation.

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