Tag Archives: 1912

Article: 1912 Douglas Mawson Led Australasian Antarctic Expedition


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1912.

For more visit:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/125-mawson-trek/roberts-text

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Article: WWI – The Conference of London


The link below is to an article that looks at the lead up to World War I and in this article, the Conference of London in December 1912.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/31935/wwi-centennial-conference-london-convenes


Article: Art Competitions Were Part of the Olympics


The link below is to an article that looks at art competitions as part of the Olympic Games, which was the case between 1912 to 1948.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/134810


Article: Lead Up to World War I


Germany’s Increased Arms Budget and the Albanian Rebellion

The following link is to an article on the lead up to WWI in 1912. This article looks at the German arms build up and the Albanian rebellion.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/127399


Article: The British Fleet Review of 1912


The link below is to an article about the last British Fleet Review from the 7th May to the 11th May 1912, in the lead up to World War I.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/125869


Today in History: 18 April 1912


The RMS Carpathia Arrives in New York with the RMS Titanic Survivors

On this day in 1912, the Carpathia arrived in New York City with the 705 people who survived the sinking of the Titanic.


Video: True Story of the Titanic



Today in History: 15 April 1912


The Titanic Sinks

On this day in 1912, the luxury liner and so-called unsinkable Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg.

 

ABOVE: RMS Titanic

ABOVE & BELOW: Launch of the Titanic

ABOVE: Grand Dining Room of the Titanic

ABOVE: Cross Section of the Titanic

ABOVE: Illustration of the Scene of Disaster

ABOVE & BELOW: The Titanic Sinking

The article below deals with some myths surrounding the Titanic:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17515305

The link below is to an article with some rare photos of the Titanic:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/thefalafel/11-never-seen-before-pictures-of-the-titanic-4x8q

A letter from one of the victims, penned before he boarded the Titanic has been found. The letter by Robert Douglas Norman can be read at the link below:
http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/04/09/titanic-discovery-victims-letter-discovered-in-national-archive/

Historic records can be viewed online for free until the 31st May 2012. For more information visit:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/records-of-the-tragedy-free-to-view-online-1-2224066

ABOVE: Captain of the Titanic – Captain E. J. Smith

ABOVE: Titanic Lifeboat

ABOVE: The Carpathia Rescued Survivors and
BELOW:
Titanic Lifeboat Alongside the Carpathia

ABOVE: Titanic Survivors – Ida & Jean Hippach

ABOVE: J Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star
Line
who Survived

For more on those who died on the Titanic and those who survived visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Seven-Famous-People-Who-Missed-the-Titanic.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0409/1224314547372.html

Here’s an article on pets on the Titanic:
http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/the-dogs-aboard-the-titanic/

The video below is a simulation of how the Titanic is believed to have sunk:

For more, visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Why-the-Titanic-Still-Fascinates-Us.html

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/
http://www.titanic.com/
http://www.titanic1.org/
http://www.titanic-titanic.com/
http://www.the-titanic.com/Home.aspx
http://www.titanicinquiry.org/

A museum exhibit on the Titanic has opened. See the link below for more info:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54653

Marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the feature film ‘Titanic’ is being released in 3D.

There is also a memorial cruise being organised.

For news on the cruise visit:
http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/titanic-memorial-cruise-sets-sail-4
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-britain-titanicbre8370bx-20120408,0,1524453.story
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54652
http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/News/UK-and-world-news/Titanic-memorial-cruise-sets-sail-602490.xnf

The book, ‘The Titanic for Dummies,’ by Stephen Spignesi was released in January 2012. For more on the book visit:

http://www.courant.com/features/hc-titanic-for-dummies-0407-20120406,0,1506075.story


Today in History: 14 April 1912


The Titanic Hits an Iceberg and Starts to Sink

ABOVE: An Iceberg in the North Atlantic

On this day in 1912, at 11.40pm, the Titanic struck an iceberg and began to sink.


Article: WWI – Britain Forms the Royal Flying Corps


The link below is to an article concerning the formation of the Royal Flying Corp on this day in 1912.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/123422


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