It came as no surprise that on Thursday 15th of April exactly 100 years after the fateful sinking, the wreckage of the world's most famous shipwreck fell under the auspice of UNESCO’s Convention of the protection of the underwater cultural heritage fund. The fund which was set up in 2001 applies to ‘all traces of human existence of cultural, historical or archaeological character that have been underwater for at least 100 years’.
A hundred years ago, the RMS Carpathia pulled into New York’s Pier 54 carrying 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster. Most of the survivors were women and children from first class. But Ida Straus, one of the wealthiest and possibly one of the oldest women on board, was not among them. Neither was her husband Isidor, owner of Macy’s and a former U.S. congressman. Not until the following day did eyewitnesses describe the “most remarkable exhibition of love and [d]evotion” shown by the couple in the chaos of that hellish night, a love and devotion that led to both their deaths.
Did you miss the Titanic Light Show at Titanic Belfast? Please see this video link for a rewind:
Joining All India Radio 107.1 FM based in Mumbai, will have a special on the Titanic Centennial with former commander from the Indian Navy who's a maritime history expert He was the commander of the I.N.S Vikranth, India's largest aircraft carrier.
A dozen questions will be handled like how does the ship compare to today's luxury liners, why did the Titanic break into two, why does a captain go down with his ship, does he think a tragedy like the Titanic could happen again in this day and age, etc. Some really interesting stuff.
Hamble valley the strawberry coast - Titanic Eastleigh's Hidden Histories
Here lived Mr Harvey Collyer and his family who left Bishopstoke to make a new life in America on board the Titanic. He tragically lost his life when the ship sank on the 15th April 1912.
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Unofficial results of the Rally stage at the Titanic Quarter with a total length of 1.9km.
The shipwreck and all related artifacts recovered from the Titanic will be protected a day after its centennial commemoration or on the 15th of April 2012.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND TOURIST BOARD (NITB)
Belfast Slipways will be up in lights during the Launch on 7 Apri 2012.
Rally stars from around the world will battle with the best Irish drivers to lift the famous title. The adrenaline filled action begins in Belfast on Friday 6 April with the Titanic Super Special Stage, as competitors go head-to-head in a stage purpose-built for spectacular viewing, Next to the Titanic slipways.
This rare item will be up for auction at Henry Aldridge and Son in Wiltshire Britain. They are known to be the worlds leading auctioneers of Titanic memorabilia and are holding an auction of Titanic collectables to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic on March 31st 2012.
The sale will be 100 years to the day after Titanic was finished at Harland and Wolff. RMS Titanic left Belfast on April 2nd 1912, the start of a journey, which ended in tragedy in the cold North Atlantic on April 14th 1912 with the loss of over 1500 lives.
A purse recovered from a Titanic passenger, third class passenger Malkolm Johnson sold for 13,000 $ USD at a public auction at the HQ of Bukowskis in Stockhol Sweden during June 1-4 2010.
Sir. James Cameron is invited by the US government to help authorities with his extensive insight into submarine robotics, an experience that he has gained during Directorship of Titanic Abyss in specific.
The French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) received a ministerial order from the secretary office of French Transport Minister Jean-Louis and effectively ordered the ship Pourquoi Pas? (Why Not?) heading out of the Azores towards the debris field
Millvina Dean at the British Titanic Society Titanic Convention, Hilton Hotel, Southampton, U.K. 1999
Photo credits to: Stpehen Daniels
The last survivor of the ocean liner Titanic, which sank on in April 1912 making hundred of victims, died on Sunday 31st May 2009 at a nursing home near Southampton, England at the age of 97.
Map of Southampton
The 700 billion us$ bill presented is a huge amount.
DNA sequencing nearly 100 years later shows boy baby is misidentified and re-identified to someone else.
Original news release at BBC, Thanks to BBC for linking to us!.
Proposed Legislation to Implement Agreement to Protect RMS Titanic Wreck Site Sent to Congress
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The studio built to stage the special effects for the 1997 film "Titanic" is being sold.
Just wanted to let you all know that from Noon Today April 10, 2007 starts the 5 day celebration of titanic! 95 years ago.
I'll comment on Mr. Cameron's find of Yeshua's grave and bones. Starting about 60 B..C.E to 60 C.E. a newer form of burial was used in Israel NO coffins were used. Below is a quote regarding the find.
The Director of the Titanic found the cave believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ.
Titanic director James Cameron is to make his big screen comeback with a state-of-the-art 3D sci-fi epic.
The SS Nomadic, a ship that is reaching a century in age, was bought by the Northern Ireland government and Belfast City Council to be restored in Belfast, Harland & Wolff's Hamilton docks. A status update up till beginning of November is presented here.
One of the many theories going round with Titanic after it sank is the rivet theory, that excessive slag, a by product when producing the rivets, caused the rivet to be substandard to rivets with normal levels of slag. Her latest podcast could be found at http://www.johnshopkins.edu/podcasts/Mysteries_of_History_Jennifer_McCarty.html
HENRY ALDRIDGE & SON is conducting a new auction on the 30th of September (Saturday) 2006 in Devizes, United Kingdom.
Feature story: BBC Humber - Historic Highway
A report came in from Stuart H., BBC Humber that the unveiling of a plaque on the former home of Titanic officer Joseph Groves Boxhall happend today.
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LOS ANGELES C-B-S has hired the guy who composed the theme to "Titanic" to write a new news theme for Katie Couric.
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio has been spotted in Los Angeles with former longtime girlfriend Gisele Bundchen, but sources say they are just close friends. Full story at United Press International