Friday, July 20, 2012



-March 31, 1909 in Belfast (Ireland)
-The Titanic was constructed by the Harland & Wolff company
- Titanic construction took about 3 years and $7.5 million to complete
- It took around 3000 laborers to construct the Titanic
- Of the 2, 227 people aboard the Titanic, only 705 survived
- Many Titanic survivor diaries were discovered and illustrated the despair involved with the Titanic
- The death of Captain Edward Smith is a topic of debate; many think the Titanic could have been saved if he acted differently, some think not
- The Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlant ocean near the cost of Newfoundland shortly before Midnight, April 14, 1912
- The Titanic movie was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 11 of them making it the first film to win that many
- In 1997 it became the highest grossing film of all time, it now ranks 6th in North America
- No individuals with the same name as Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson) and Kate Winslett (Rose DeWitt Bukater) were on the ship

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