Tuesday, February 23, 2010



The Titanic sank, with the loss of 1503 passengers and crew, on 15 April 1912 after striking an iceberg

Introducing the 1910's. The 1910's was a decade of entertainment, science, technology, fads and many more! Some popular interests in the second decade were, going to the movies, a dance craze called the Tango, and The Saturday Evening Post. People also enjoyed the abstract work of Picasso and Matisse. A different type of artist people enjoyed was Stravinsky. In the years before WWI, there was enormous confidence science and technology. For as long as many people could remember, inventors had produced one wonder after another,and there seemed no reason why this should not go on forever. Then in 1912 came a disaster, and shook this confidence, the sinking of the Titanic.

The Sinking of the Titanic

The Titanic was the unsinkable ship, so they said. On April 14, 1912 enormous icebergs were sighted in the direct path of the Titanic, but little did they know one of the icebergs was going to kill the majority of them. By 11:40 p.m. the iceberg had then done the damage, by scraping the edge. The Titanic's bow was under at 2:17am . Seeing chaos all over and panicked faces was a tragedy its self. At three am the Titanic had totally vanished. Newspaper headlines were screaming again and were ubiquitous. The sinking of the Titanic was a major event of the second decade.

Facts about the Titanic
Capacity was 3,547 people
Length was 882.9 feet
Width was 92.5 feet
Wieght was 46,328 tons
There were 20 life boats
705 people survived

Maple Leaf Rag...one of the songs on the White Star musical playlist.
Performed by Cory Hall..BachScholar....

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