kmOn the night of April 14th, 1912, a large ship named the RMS Titanic was sailing across the North Atlantic heading for New York City. The first four days of the voyage were absolutely perfect, in fact, too good according to the passengers aboard her. The Titanic boasted the best of everything including accommodations and food, and every class of passengers was enjoying tastes of the good life, but it would not last. A large iceberg, which reportedly came from either Iceland or Greenland, was drifting along the Labrador current, and right into the North Atlantic shipping lanes. Though Titanic had been warned repeatedly of the ice fields and icebergs heading for her path, the ship sailed on at full speed. At 11:40, the Titanic would meet a large iceberg head on, and although the bride officers tried to avoid it, the metal hull plates were popped open, by the impact, and sea water came bursting in. Within a two hour and 40 minute time frame, the supposedly unsinkable ship ended up at the bottom of the North Atlantic with over 1500 of her passengers. The disaster was so traumatic that the world would never be the same, and memorials and plaques were put up all around the world so that no one would ever forget her name or her story.  One particular plaque that was put up in Southampton, where Titanic sailed from, ended up stolen, but that was actually not the case at all. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- stories-charles-lightoller-2On the night of April 14th, 1912, a man by the name of Charles Herbert Lightoller was standing on the bridge of the RMS Titanic. Lightoller was on board the Titanic as er second officer, a slit demotion for him, but he was just happy to be aboard the largest ship yet launched. Though despite his status as second officer, Lightoller still loved his job, and was keeping watch on the bridge. When o’clock came, it was time to change the officers on the bridge, and Lightoller bid goodnight to his replacement, First Officer William Murdoch. Everything was calm at this time of night, the weather was clear, the sea smooth, and all Lightoller could think of was his warm bed and cozy cabin that was waiting for him below decks. Little did Lightoller know that is life would change forever in a little under two hours, and what happened next would go down in history as one of the most tragic nights ever. At 11:40, the Titanic would strike an iceberg, and Lightoller would be fighting for not only his life, but the lives of the passengers on board that were counting on him, and the other officers, to get them to safety. [click to continue…]

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amazingtitanicpics1Back in 1912, the shipping line the White Star Line was bought out by an American named John Pierpont Morgan.  Also known as JP, Morgan was a business man that had a lot of companies all over the United States, and then began to branch out. Morgan decided to venture into the shipping business, and bout a company called, International Navigation Company that he renamed International Mercantile Marine, which also became known as IMM.  Once IMM was established, Morgan bean buying up shipping lines, and White Star Line was among them. The chairman of the line, J Bruce Ismay, was probably not thrilled that the company his father started had been bought out, but with the large bank account from JP Morgan at their disposal, the future seemed bright for White Star Line. However, tragedy struck when the RMS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage, but was it truly an accident or did JP Morgan himself have something to do with the sinking? Here are some facts that may point the finger of blame at JP Morgan.   [click to continue…]

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titanic-600The art of photography has been around since the 1800′s. For over 200 years, people have used photographs to capture moments in their lives that are important such as the birth of a child, or recording how their child has grown from a baby all the way to when they leave the home. However, photographs have also been used to take images of remarkable objects that change history. Once such object that was photographed was the RMS Titanic, and the ship had a tragic ending, which is why pictures of her were treasured. Here are 5 more pictures of the RMS Titanic both before she sailed, while she was at sea, and when she was discovered underwater in 1985. [click to continue…]

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titanicbowThere is an old saying that a picture can be worth one thousand words. While this old saying is true, there are some pictures that can inspire way more than one thousand worlds or way less, depending on the subject of the image. One of the biggest disasters of the 20th century involves a ship called the RMS Titanic. The ship was on her maiden voyage, and after just four days, the ship was going through fast through ice-filled water, struck an iceberg, and sank with over 1500 people still on board. The Titanic had very few pictures taken of her while at sea, and there were a few that were taken before she left for New York, but no matter where the pictures were taken they are amazing to see. Here are 5 more amazing pictures of the RMS Titanic. [click to continue…]

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Amazing Titanic Pictures – Part One

October 31, 2016

The RMS Titanic was one of three sister ships that was the brain child of two men named Lord Pirrie and Joseph Bruce Ismay.  The two men were both very powerful, and one night over dinner and cocktails, the two of them concocted a way for the White Star Line to rule the ocean. Pirrie and Ismay […]

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Bacteria Will Destroy Titanic By 2030

September 30, 2016

Back in 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England. On board the ship, which at the time was the biggest in the world, there were over 2228 people, but on the fourth day of the voyage the ship struck an iceberg and sank killing over 1500 of the passengers and crew.  The Titanic was one of the […]

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Could Titanic’s Sinking Have Been Prevented? – Part Two

September 30, 2016

Whenever something bad happens, people always look for some kind of explanation. What happened that caused the tragedy? Why did people have to get injured or die? A typical question would be what could have been done differently that fateful night? One of the biggest disasters of the 20th century involved the sinking of the RMS […]

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Could Titanic’s Sinking Have Been Prevented? – Part One

September 30, 2016

The 20th and 21st centuries have seen their fair share of disasters. Some of these disaster were so huge they changed the world forever. In 2001, when the World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorists, the world was not the same, and is still not the same. However, back in the 20th century, one […]

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Crazy Conspiracy Theories About the Titanic – Part Three

August 31, 2016

There are a lot of terrible events that have shaped the way the world is. Even from back in ancient times, events are what changed things for either the better or the worse. In 1912, the world was fairly naive when it came to disasters, and when something bad happened, it shook the world down […]

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Crazy Conspiracy Theories About the Titanic – Part Two

August 31, 2016

The world is a much different place now then it was 104 years ago. In 1912, when people were told something happened, it was believed, but that was then and this is now. These days, the general public distrusts when anyone in authority tells them anything including a disaster with a huge loss of life. […]

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