She collided with an iceberg and sank during her maiden voyage 100 years ago. Despite the short duration of her presence on the high seas — just five days — or the century that’s passed since her sinking, the RMS Titanic made an indelible impression.
The tragedy caused more than 1,500 deaths and inspired films, books, museums and other representations that have kept the legacy of the ship alive since her sinking on April 15, 1912.
The sinking’s centennial has sparked a lot of plans for commemoration, including two anniversary cruises to the site where the ship sank 100 years prior, a 3-D re-release of James Cameron’s 1997 feature film “Titanic” and a re-enactment of the voyage on Twitter, among other events. — Samantha Stone, McClatchy-Tribune
Shown below is a Titanic newspaper page created by Tribune News Service.
Note: if you are going to print this pdf, make sure to adjust your print setting to “fit on page”. The pdf is bigger than 8.5 x 11 (normal print size.)
Also be sure to check out my earlier blog posting “Titanic: 100 Years of Mystery” by clicking on the following link: http://nierocks.areavoices.com/2012/03/22/titanic-100-years-of-mystery/