April 14, 1963 - My brother is born
Alright, perhaps my brother's birth wasn't that much of a disaster, but as kids there were times I thought so. Now actually, the Titanic didn't sink on this date in history, but it did hit the iceberg which sealed it's fate.
I never had much more than a passing interest in the Titanic. Being from Michigan, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald was more "real", but that all changed when I got married. My husband is a huge Titanic aficionado and reads just about every book published on the topic. Of course when James Cameron's movie came out, we had to see it ( and own it in VHS, DVD and Laserdisc format!).
On a trip to Denver, I also became interested in Molly Brown ; such a fascinating and feisty woman! Learning that she was on the Titanic and her character would be in the movie made it all the more interesting for me.
Well, for the 100th anniversary of the sinking, I thought I would do a display at work - using my husband's collectibles of course! This is the display that I came up with. Not too bad! I also included here a picture of part of a book display that I did. I was amazed at the number of books we had on the subject. I hope people check them out!
April 15, 1912 - "The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, causing the deaths of about 1,503 people."