History and Origin
The ship named Titanic was built in 2 years by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Carrying 2,223 people on board, the ship left Southampton on 10th April 1912 for New York but on 14 April 1912, it went on to struck an iceberg at 11:40 pm. Within next 2 to 3 hours, the ship sank and many people on board were drowned and some were frozen to death. The purpose of observing this day is also to remember those who lost their lives in the tragic incident.
Books and Movies
Considering that Titanic proved to be one of the most famous ships ever built in history, it is now remembered through a number of stories, books and articles about the incident. Besides, there have also been some films, exhibitions and memorials. One big example is of the famous movie Titanic, which was directed by James Cameronin in November 1997, proving to be the biggest blockbuster of its time.
It is worth-mentioning here that the purpose of observing this day is to remember all those who lost their lives in the tragic incident. This includes passengers as well as the staff members on board. Kindly visit How to Celebrate Titanic Struck the Iceberg for more information about celebrating this day.