Titanic, 100 Years Later

by Ryan on April 15, 2012

in Anything Else,History,International Relations,Pop Culture

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic after striking an iceberg far off the coast of Newfoundland in the early morning hours of April 14-15, 1912.  The story of the sunken ship had so many story lines along with so much tragedy that then, as now, people are draw to it:  the sinking of an “unsinkable” ship during an era of seemingly limitless technological innovation;  the playing out of social class strife regarding accommodations and, of course, the lifeboats;  the investigations into culpability and negligence;  and the tragic loss of life so suddenly and unexpectedly.

It shocked millions and intrigued countless more over the decades.  The Titanic seems to this day to be more than just a ship, it’s a human story.  The discovery of its wreckage in 1985 along with the 1997 movie got most of us rediscovering the long-lost ship whose ghosts still seem to haunt the deep ocean floor.


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