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The link below is to an article reporting on the birthday of King Kong – That’s right, King Kong has turned 80.
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
For more on those who died on the Titanic and those who survived visit:
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.
For news on the cruise visit:
The book, ‘The Titanic for Dummies,’ by Stephen Spignesi was released in January 2012. For more on the book visit:
Robert the Bruce Becomes King of Scotland
On this day in 1306, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scotland. He continued as king until his death on the 7th June 1329. He led Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence in which Scotland regained its independence from England. He is probably more remembered outside of Scotland for his role in the life of William Wallace, particularly since the film Braveheart based on the life of William Wallace.
For more, visit:
Download the following books:
King Robert the Bruce, by Alexander Falconer Murison
The Story of King Robert the Bruce, by Robert Laird Mackie
The Bruce, by John Barbour and William Mackay Mackenzie
Robert the Bruce and the Struggle for Scottish Independence, by Sir Herbert Maxwell
The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III
On this day in 1944, during World War II, 76 POWs began their break out from Stalag Luft III. The POW camp was located in Lower Silesia, Germany. 73 of the escapees were recaptured and 50 were executed, including 5 Australians.
The break out was made into a film in 1963, called, ‘The Great Escape.’
Norma Jeane Mortenson (Norma Jeane Baker) was Born
However, it is probably her relationship with President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, as well as her untimely death (with the many conspiracy theories that surround it) on the 5th August 1962 that are most prominent in her story.
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