On the 10th of April 1912, RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage began from Southampton in England to New York City. Five days later, the passenger liner sank within less than 3 hours in the North Atlantic O…
The RMS Lusitania arrives in New York on the 13th of September, 1907.
At 9:05am on the 13th of September, 1907, the RMS Lusitania completed her maiden voyage from England.
The voyage from Liverpool, England via Ireland on what was then the world’s largest ocean liner had taken five days (and fifty-something minutes) to complete.
Promotional material for the ship’s first class dining room, alongside a photograph of the same scene.
The Lusitania stayed in New York for a week before departing again for England. During that time she was made available for tours.
New York, September 1907.
The ocean liner’s career would end when she was sunk by a German U-boat in the First World War, killing 1198 of the 1959 people on board.
(Apologies for the pictures – we weren’t trying to win photography awards here!)
In 2009, when we were in New York, we went to visit the Ukrainian district of Manhattan. There’s a shop, a museum, a church, and a famous restaurant that is in all the guidebooks.
However, what we didn’t know until we got there was that the pub next door to the shop – McSorley’s – is the place the New York firefighters gather on September 11, because of some story about a fireman killed that horrible day said he’d meet everyone there.
So we dropped by for a drink, only to find all these men and women who were involved in the horror of the Twin Towers collapse there. The pub stops usual functioning that day and just stocks the top of the bar with glasses of beer.
We were the only non-US fire-fighting, military people there…
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NAME: Molly Brown
OCCUPATION: Film Actor/Film Actress, Philanthropist
BIRTH DATE: July 18, 1867
DEATH DATE: October 26, 1932
EDUCATION: Carnegie Institute
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hannibal, Missouri
PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
BEST KNOWN FOR: Molly Brown was best known for her social welfare work on behalf of women and children, and for surviving the Titanic sinking.
Philanthropist Margaret Tobin, better known as Molly Brown, was born on July 18, 1867, in Hannibal, Missouri. Sometimes referred to as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” this survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster has become the subject of many myths and legends throughout the years. Her early years were relatively quiet; she grew up in an Irish-Catholic family with five siblings. At the age of 13, Molly Brown went to work in a factory. After two of her siblings headed to Colorado to…
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