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Titanic Remembrance Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always April 15

Titanic Remembrance Day is dedicated to the memory of the Titanic, and over 1500 people who died. On this day in 1912, the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the north Atlantic ocean.

The Titanic was called "unsinkable" and the "safest ship afloat" by her builder and designer. However, on her maiden voyage from England to New York City, the cruise ship Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. This occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11:40p.m.  Two hours later, with a gaping gash in her side, the ship quickly sank in icy waters. 1522 passengers and crew died.

The historic sinking of the Titanic spurred a numerous of television documentaries, specials, and big screen movies. The most recent was the blockbuster movie Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Did you know? The Titanic had a sister ship, the Olympic. The ships were constructed around the same time, with the Olympic starting first. The Olympic was launched in 1910. She served as a cruise liner until pressed into service during WWI as a troop carrier. She was retired in 1935.


Today's Quote: " Sometimes we stare too long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open." - - Alexander Graham Bell


History and Origin of "Titanic Remembrance Day":

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.  We found claims for this day on three dates: April 14-15-16. The ship hit an iceberg just before midnight on the 14th. It sank early on the 15th. There is no justification for this day on the 16th that we know of.


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