Titanic Struck The Iceberg Day Overview

Some events and incidents have such an impact on history that they are hardly ever forgotten. The stories about those incidents travel from one generation to the other and as a result, they become important historical events. One such incident that has similar influence on history is the sinking of the colossal British Passenger Liner, the Titanic. The incident took place between 14th and 15th of April 1912 and many people lost their lives and wealth and so, 14th of April is now known as Titanic Struck The Iceberg Day and another interesting fact about this day is that today, on the 14th of April 2012, exactly 100 years will have passed since the tragic incident.

Instructions

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    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.

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    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.

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    Celebrations

    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.

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