The link below is to an article that considers the famous women of history.
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The link below is to an article that looks at 10 famous women of World War I.
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The link below is to an article that looks at six examples of attempts to steal famous documents.
The link below is to an article that looks at 10 famous people who died penniless, including Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland and Vincent van Gogh.
The link below is to an article that looks at 10 famous photo hoaxes from history.
Here at History for Today, I like to look into the more famous and well known epochs of history, but also the obscure and sometimes trivial bits of history that can easily be forgotten or overlooked. The article linked to below has a look at the ‘Hokey Pokey’ – you know, ‘you put your …’
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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:
The link below is to an article with some rare photos of the Titanic:
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:
Historic records can be viewed online for free until the 31st May 2012. For more information visit:
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
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Here’s an article on pets on the Titanic:
The video below is a simulation of how the Titanic is believed to have sunk:
A museum exhibit on the Titanic has opened. See the link below for more info:
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.
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The book, ‘The Titanic for Dummies,’ by Stephen Spignesi was released in January 2012. For more on the book visit:
The following article reports on the adventures of Lewis and Clark, the famous explorers of North America.
Robert Burns Day/Burns Night – Burns Supper
This day is known as Robert Burns Day in Scotland, which is of course the day on which the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns, was born. Burns was born on this day in 1759.
Wherever Robert Burns is remembered, a Burns Supper is generally held on or about Robert Burns Day/Night. These suppers usually include a haggis, Scotch whisky and the reading/recitation of poetry written by Robert Burns.
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For a book by Thomas Carlyle, ‘Burns,’ visit: