The Titanic's Sinking

"He's an extraordinary man who gave his life for others," Father Graham Smith, the priest of St Helen's Church in Essex, where
Ever since RMS Titanic sank on that fateful day in 1912, scientists have been struggling to explain the "perfect storm of
The Titanic remains the most haunting maritime disaster in history. But its fate, and those of the 1,500 lost souls on board, should be a call to action for all of us. Maritime history should be preserved and protected, not plundered.
The vessel was advertised as being "unsinkable." Yet, it sank, after colliding with an iceberg, killing 1,503 passengers. It's an amazing story, almost too preposterous to be true. Given all these built-in (and absolutely factual) dramatic elements, why on earth would anyone think they needed to jazz it up?
There are plenty of other things that could have been done to make the sinking less calamitous when it did happen (for example
Of all the items that are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, none may be more tasteless than a series of
Photos courtesy of the Associated Press. "A steward knocked at the door and told us to get dressed, put on life preservers
A hundred years ago when the Titanic sank, people didn't have TV or radio to bring the news into their homes. If you wanted the day's top stories delivered with the immediacy of a human voice, you did what your ancestors had done for centuries: you sought out your local minstrel.
Marshall Drew died in 1986 at the age of 82 survived by one daughter, four grandsons, and three great-grandsons. Drew, whose
According to the New Yorker, it took three years and five thousand men to build the Titanic in Belfast, Ireland. A cable
The R.M.S. Titanic continues to remain a heartbreaking emblem of maritime history 100 years after her ill-fated maiden voyage
One hundred years ago the "unsinkable" Titanic sank into the North Atlantic. The tragedy has made for some epic storytelling. One of the most extraordinary stories is that of a 68-year-old Persian who wasn't, it turns out, actually on the ill-fated vessel, but was supposed to be.
Chairman of the White Star Line Ismay notoriously managed to escape into a lifeboat along with women and children. But was this simply an example of brutish, unmanly selfishness? Or was there some other explanation for his survival?
On May 11, 1912, The Commonwealth Club of California heard a first-person account of the sinking of the Titanic just a few weeks earlier, on April 15, 1912. It gives a good sense of what it was like to be stuck on the stricken vessel.
On the afternoon of Sunday, April 15, 2012, 100 years to the day after the Titanic sank, the event will be commemorated in Denver through the performance of an iconic work of modern music.
Dr. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered Titanic's wreckage in 1985, is on a crusade to save the ship from illegal
At that time April became the month of hope and dreams. But before Jolson's song of April, the month took some ominous turns.
Around the world, the sinking of the Titanic has morphed into a profitable industry and the disastrous ship is as popular a topic as Jesus and the Civil War.
With all of the buzz surrounding James Cameron's "Titanic 3D" release, it's only natural that some people are going to overlook
The wonders of technology do not give us a pass on being present in this moment, and to use as much wisdom as we can muster to move forward in life by doing as little harm as possible.