The day that will live in infamy is April 15, 1912, the day the R.M.S. Titanic sank. Although, it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean at 11:40 p.m., on April 12th, we remember the Titanic today! It was on her maiden voyage from England to New York that tragedy struck. Due to the number of insufficient life boats, more than 1,500 passengers died in the icy waters that fateful night. This is the day to observe and remember.
Many movies have paid homage to this disaster and many stories and artifacts have been recovered through survivors; and although this occurred 104 years ago, the interest has never passed. My fascination with learning all I can about this magnificent ship and the details leading up to its demise has led me on quests to visiting the building site, the sailing site, the final resting site, and several exhibitions and museums.
A few lesser known facts about the R.M.S. Titanic can be found at http://www.ibtimes.co.in/national-titanic-remembrance-day-2014-top-15-fascinating-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-548262, which is where I learned that “the Titanic was also a Royal Mail Ship, responsible for delivering mail for British postal service. It is said that at that time, the ship had over 3,400 sacks of mails. That means, there were over seven million individual pieces of letters or mails.”
To learn more about the Titanic, the Bellevue University Library has several books, DVD’s, streaming video, and more… Check out these links: