On the evening of April 14 to fifteen, 1912 — 109 years in the past — the world’s largest and most luxurious ship, Titanic, foundered on its maiden voyage throughout the Atlantic, roughly 400 miles south of Newfoundland. Of the greater than 2,200 passengers and crew, 1,496 perished.
A century later Titanic’ continues to seize a technology’s curiosity and creativeness. The catastrophe prompted sweeping adjustments to maritime regulation, and stoked social change.
A century-old shifting of concepts about class and privilege, chivalry, honour, braveness and cowardice all started on the decks of Titanic, on a waveless, moonless evening.
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Editor’s observe: Numbers equivalent to these referring to passengers, crew and survivors are probably the most credible out there. Totally different sources will present barely different totals.
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