Titanic Remembrance Day
When is Titanic Remembrance Day? This day is always observed on April 15
Titanic Remembrance Day is dedicated to the memory of the luxury liner Titanic, and over 1500 people who died when she sank. The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. It was her on her maiden voyage. On this day in 1912, the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Titanic was called “unsinkable” and the “safest ship afloat” by her builder and designer. However, on her maiden voyage from England to New York City, the cruise ship Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. This occurred on April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m. Two hours later, with a gaping gash in her side, the ship quickly sank into icy waters. 1522 passengers and crew died.
The historic sinking of the Titanic spurred numerous television documentaries, specials, and big-screen movies. The most recent was the blockbuster movie Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Did you know? The Titanic had a sister ship, the Olympic. The ships were constructed around the same time, with the Olympic starting first. The Olympic was launched in 1910. She served as a cruise liner until pressed into service during WWI as a troop carrier. She retired in 1935.
How to Participate in Titanic Remembrance Day
You can commemorate this day in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas:
- Learn more about the sinking of the Titanic.
- Read a book about it.
- Watch a movie about it.
“Sometimes we stare too long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” – – Alexander Graham Bell
History and Origin of Titanic Remembrance Day
The reason for this remembrance is clear. It commemorates the sinking of the Titanic. It hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and sank the next day on April 15.
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