The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 – 108 years ago.
The wreck was discovered 34 years ago on September 1, 1985.
While there have been many movies, books, and research about the ship, you might be surprised to hear these secrets of the Titanic and those onboard.
From a cellist who wasn’t declared officially dead until 2000 to the divorces that the sinking ended up causing, the Titanic affected the world in a multitude of unexpected ways.
One hundred and six years ago, one of the most famous – and deadliest – disasters took place.
On April 15, 1912, at 2:20 a.m., what was deemed one of the most luxurious and safe ships ever built, hit an iceberg and sank off the coast of Newfoundland, taking more than 1,500 lives. The ship, the world’s largest passenger ship at the time, was on its maiden voyage, headed from Southampton, England, to New York City.
It would take 73 years for the ship’s wreckage to be found. Dr. Robert Ballard and scientist Jean-Louis Miche located the remains of the Titanic on September 1, 1985.
While the tragedy has inspired myriad movies, books, and articles, the ship and its passengers still hold secrets and little-known facts that might surprise you.
Keep reading to remember the Titanic and those onboard, and learn more about those affected by the tragedy.