this day in titanic history

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April 14th 1912: Titanic hits an iceberg

On this day in 1912, at 11.40pm, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg. The Titanic was the largest and most opulent passenger liner the world had ever seen, attracting notable dignitaries to its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The vessel was built in Belfast for White Star Line, with the intention of trumping the company’s rivals at Cunard. The Titanic was lauded as an ‘unsinkable’ ship, but subsequent examinations have suggested some fatal flaws in the ship’s design, in addition to a lack of lifeboats, which only could accommodate half the passengers. Just four days after setting sail, on April 14th at around 11.40pm, the Titanic hit an iceberg. The collision caused a massive gash in the ship’s hull, dooming the vessel to sink. As the ship filled with water and slowly sank, its over two thousand passengers rushed to lifeboats. The panicked evacuation was haphazard, with lifeboats lowered despite not being at full capacity. The ship’s final hours saw a number of particularly touching stories, including the elderly Straus couple who stayed in their cabin to die together, the violin players continuing to perform as the ship sank, and Benjamin Guggenheim changing into his formal dress and declaring “We are dressed in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.”  The Titanic finally sank at around 2.20am, leaving thousands to die of hypothermia in the freezing ocean. Over 1,500 people died in the tragedy, with around 700 survivors rescued by the Cunard’s Carpathia. The demise of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic shocked the world, and the tragic fate of a symbol of early twentieth-century optimism continues to captivate people’s imagination.

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Ryan Choi, is described as “a young hotshot professor who’s filling the extra spot on Ivy University’s teaching staff. .. and who inadvertently ends up filling the old Atom’s super-heroic shoes”. He debuted in the Brave New World one-shot (June 28, 2005), and then appeared in the series, The All-New Atom, written by Gail Simone. Born in Hong Kong, Ryan was a longtime protégé of Ray Palmer who had been corresponding with him through letters. After Palmer’s disappearance, Ryan moved to Ivy Town in America to assume his mentor’s place on the staff of Ivy University. Following clues left by Palmer, Ryan discovered a “bio-belt,” allegedly the size and density-manipulating device used by his predecessor, and became the new Atom with Palmer’s apparent blessing. Though taken with the superhero lifestyle, Ryan is a scientist first and foremost and approaches many of his adventures from the perspective of scientific discovery and investigation. Since taking his mentor’s place, Ryan has found himself at the center of a conflict between the forces of science and magic.

RMS Titanic Departs Southampton

It was at noon on this day in history, 10 April 1912, that RMS Titanic departed Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage. The ship’s whistle blew 3 times to mark the start of the journey. Her next destinations were Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, to pick up further passengers before turning to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

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Thirty years ago today, September 1, 1985, a joint expedition of American and French oceanographers discovers the wreck of the RMS Titanic in approximately 12,500 feet of water at 41.7325° N, 49.9469° W - roughly 375 miles southeast of the coast of Newfoundland.

The search - being undertaken by a towed camera sled called ‘ARGO’ - discovered an anomalous object shortly before two in the morning local time. Upon rewinding the camera footage, the object was identified as debris from a shipwreck. The expedition leader, Dr. Robert D. Ballard, was called to the control room from his sleep.

Opening a nearby copy of Walter Lord’s “A Night to Remember,” Ballard identified the object by a photograph of boilers awaiting installation on RMS Titanic in Belfast.

The next day - September 2 - Ballard and his expedition located the main hull of the Titanic, and photographed the ship for the first time since it had left Ireland.

After being lost for 73 years, some solid part of the Titanic had at last been discovered.