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“COLLISION WITH ICEBERG - Apr 14…the British steamer TITANIC collided with an iceberg seriously damaging her bow; extent not definitively known”

Daily Memorandum from the Hydrographic Office Reporting Titanic Disaster, 4/15/1912
File Unit: In the Matter of the Petition of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, Limited, for Limitation of its Liability as owner of the steamship TITANIC, 10/14/1912 - 5/23/1918. Series: Admiralty Case Files, 1790 - 1966. Record Group 21: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009

105 years ago on the evening of April 14, 1912, the passenger liner RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, taking over 1,500 lives.   This memorandum from the Hydrographic Office is among the many documents in the Admiralty Case Files pertaining to the Titanic sinking.

Our colleagues from the National Archives at New York earlier shared some of their favorite records from admiralty case files related to Titanic.  Among the documents are depositions of surviving passengers, blueprints of the ship, claims of loss and photographs. Often in the first person, they tell the story of the sinking in dramatic detail:

The stories of the survivors and those who were lost are now being told in a new exhibit, “Titanic at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library,” opening on May 27, 2017:
8 Things The GOP Debate Got Wrong About Abortion And Planned Parenthood
On Wednesday night, 10 men and one woman took the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

On Wednesday night, 10 men and one woman took the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; each tried to convince the American people that he or she should be the next leader of this country. One big topic of conversation? Abortion, of course. More specifically, how terrible abortion is.

Unfortunately, the candidates seemed a bit misinformed about many of the realities of reproductive health care and Planned Parenthood.

Here are eight things we’d like to clear up”

See the list here


Muhammad Ali, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion & Civil Rights Activist, 1/17/1942 - 6/03/2016

This year the FDR Library celebrates 75 years, and with that, 75 years of Presidential Libraries. In the lead up to June 30th we will be highlighting here all of our fellow Libraries. Check in each week for photos, documents and facts on the creation and history of each Library and a look ahead to what will be the newest Presidential Library, the Barack H. Obama Presidential Library.

We hope you will follow along with our journey around the country. Check back later this week for our first Library highlight - the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

“Not everything has been made perfect in 7 years, nor will it be made perfect in seven times 70 years, but before us, this year and beyond, are great prospects for the cause of peace and world freedom.” —President Reagan in his final State of the Union address in 1988 

📷: The Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library