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Top 10 Ways to Remember the Titanic (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

Top 10 Ways to Remember the Titanic (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

This Sunday, April 15, is the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The mammoth passenger liner set sail on April 6 with 2,223 people on board from Southampton, England. Bound for Pier 59 in Chelsea in New York city, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Within just two hours and 40 minutes, the Titanic had split apart and sunk; 1,157 people drowned in waters of 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C). The disaster of a ship boasted to be unsinkable immediately fascinated the world and sparked, as an Associated Press article observes, a fascination, if not an obsession and a mania, for disasters. With the centenary of the Titanic’s sinking here, something like Titanic-mania has been set loose. From its building (the Titanic was one of the three Olympic-class ocean liners of the White Star Line’s fleet) to its calamitous striking of ...

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