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
This supplement is about the majestic RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage from Southhampton, England, bound for New York starting Wednesday April 10, 1912. Titanic was the largest man-made moving creation on land or sea at that time. She was taller than a ten-story building and nearly a sixth of a mile long. The Titanic was, for her time, the most luxurious ocean liner ever built. She was destined to become the most famous ship in history, just not in the way most expected.
The NIE Institute has teamed up with the History Channel to bring you this special Newspapers in Education tab titled, Titanic: 100 Years of Mystery.