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Titanic Remembrance Day
Special Interest
"It was the ship of dreams!"

When: April 15th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Reading and understanding the history of the R.M.S Titanic, how it sank and the countless attempts of recovery and preservation exploitations of the sunken ship in modern times.  A must do on this day is to watch the classic movie "Titanic." and unless you have been living under a rock for the past 50 years, you would have heard of this famous1997 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Tonight grab your snacks, get comfortable on the sofa and watch one of the most entertaining Titanic themed movies ever. 
 

Numbers

The last Titanic survivor Millvina Dean, died in 2009 at the age of 97.
 

Description

One of the most famous ships in history due to its promotion, size and tragic end, the RMS Titanic was a British passenger ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in1912.  The ship suffered one of the deadliest results of a sinking ship, after striking an iceberg during the first voyage from Southampton to New York City. More than 1,500 people of the estimated 2,224 aboard died as a result of the ship striking an iceberg and sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship to ever set sail at the time she entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. She was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, who was the chief naval architect of the shipyard at the time, died in the during the ships accident. The wreck of Titanic was discovered in 1985.

Interesting Facts

  1. Currently the Titanic lies 12,600 feet underwater at the bottom of the ocean.
  2. It has been reported that over half the people on board the Titanic could have survived if all of the space available on the lifeboats was used.
  3. The Titanic had a crew of around 900 people.
  4. The Titanic was 882 feet  in length and 175 feet  in height.
  5. The Titanic which was the largest passenger ship in the world at the time of sailing, at a top speed of 23 knots.

Information

Observed:
  • April 15th
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