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pigboat
14th Apr 2009, 21:46
Google it.



con-pilot
14th Apr 2009, 21:50
Google it.

What, cause I'm younger I got to do all the work! :p

Um... lifting...
14th Apr 2009, 21:58
OK, the city of Irving, Texas was incorporated and Karl Abraham mailed a postcard to Sigmund Freud (no evidence that it was a French postcard). I can see how con-pilot might get a bit riled about both of those things.
Maybe google in the land of pigboat spits out different things than in other lands.

con-pilot
14th Apr 2009, 21:59
Ah yes, the unsinkable Molly Brown, the iceberg and the sinkable Titanic.

Didn't the last survivor just die not long ago?

pigboat
14th Apr 2009, 22:00
Not even I'm that old. :p
And I shoulda Googled it. It was 1912 and not 1914 which makes it, ohhh... bout 97 years. :O

Scooby Don't
14th Apr 2009, 22:06
You should have waited a few hours and said 100 years!

In Canuckistan where Pigboat is posting, it's still April 14th, on which in 1909 according to Wikipedia, the following happened...

After an uprising in the Ottoman city of Adana, the massacre of thousands of Armenians began, with the predominantly Moslem government troops beginning the killing of the predominantly Christian Armenians over a three day period. Later in the month, a second wave of killings began. [30] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1909#cite_note-29)
The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Persian_Oil_Company) was incorporated in order to exploit oil resources in Iran. [31] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1909#cite_note-30) The name was changed to the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Iranian_Oil_Company) in 1935, and in 1954, the British Petroleum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Petroleum) Company, now known worldwide as BP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP).
Minnesota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota) outlawed the sale and distribution of cigarettes within the state, effective August 1. [32] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1909#cite_note-31)However, here in the sandpit, it's April 15th already and MUCH more aviationy is the following...

Wilbur and Orville Wright (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_and_Orville_Wright) demonstrated their airplane at the Centocelle military field near Rome, at the invitation of Mario Calderara and Umberto Savoia, whom they taught to fly. By the close of their visit on April 26, an Italian air force was Army launched and production of aircraft began at the Facciolli automobile factory later in the year.

But then, I suppose the Titanic was quite a big story. So much so that the Aberdeen Press & Journal, perhaps known for its parochial nature, displayed the following headline.

ABERDEEN MAN LOST AT SEA :ugh:

tinpis
14th Apr 2009, 22:18
My granpa had been home from the Boer War a year?

Blacksheep
14th Apr 2009, 22:28
I don't know what was going on 95 years ago tonight, but 97 years ago at this time (14:23.15Z) RMS Titanic was rushing to her fateful rendezvous with an iceberg.

She struck the iceberg at 14:2340 Local (15:0240Z) and went down 2 hours and forty minutes later at 15:0220 Local (15:0520Z), taking with her around 1503 of her passengers and crew. Others who survived the sinking died from exposure before or shortly after being rescued.

Incidentally, despite there not being enough lifeboats for everyone, two lifeboats were still aboard when she sank, there being insufficient time to get them all away. So, even if there had been sufficient boats, there would still have been almost as many casualties.

bnt
14th Apr 2009, 22:43
I thought the events of 144 years ago, this evening (14Apr) were a bit more significant ...

ShyTorque
14th Apr 2009, 23:42
Just heard about the Titanic sinking. It was in a magazine at my dentists.

con-pilot
14th Apr 2009, 23:44
A 144 years ago, a lot happened. Here's just a few.

144 years ago today - the Hunley submarine sank in Charleston ...
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144 Years Ago Today, Coinage Act Places “In God We Trust” ...
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Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded 144 years ago ...
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I guess the biggest thing that happened 144 years ago would be that President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded 144 years ago today.

capt787
14th Apr 2009, 23:57
1914 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1914) – Hubert Bland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Bland), English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)

Why do i care :hmm:

V2-OMG!
15th Apr 2009, 01:06
"Now, why would there be icebergs in the middle of April?"

- Al Gore, on the Titanic.

henry crun
15th Apr 2009, 01:12
Al Gore was on the Titanic ? gosh, I didn't realise he is that old.

tinpis
15th Apr 2009, 01:27
Linda Lovelace's mother went down on the Titanic.

tony draper
15th Apr 2009, 07:08
Always wondered why the Titanic crew didn't scramble aboard the Iceberg,that wasn't gonna sink.
:uhoh:

Blacksheep
15th Apr 2009, 07:29
Old icebergs never sink, they only fade away.

This iceberg was photographed close by the floating debris field on the following day, with a smear of red paint along its lower edge.

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/4610/Pictures/O_ICEBERG.JPG

Lon More
15th Apr 2009, 11:39
35 years before my birthday?

maliyahsdad
15th Apr 2009, 12:57
Ah yes, the unsinkable Molly Brown, the iceberg and the sinkable Titanic.

Didn't the last survivor just die not long ago? last survivor still around, just.

BBC NEWS | Magazine | The last Titanic survivor, rescued aged nine weeks (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7960933.stm)

Um... lifting...
15th Apr 2009, 14:48
A mischievous smile plays around her lips as she recalls the many school groups she has spoken to about the Titanic. "I'm usually sitting in the middle surrounded by small children. I dislike intensely small boys because they always know more than I do."
Millvina Dean's sale of Titanic memorabilia takes place at Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneer in Devizes, Wiltshire on 18 April 2009.


BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The last Titanic survivor, rescued aged nine weeks (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7960933.stm)

Storminnorm
15th Apr 2009, 14:53
Why would anyone paint a plimsoll line on an ice-berg?

merlinxx
15th Apr 2009, 15:08
Got the movie:E won't tell anyone, honest:E:E:E:E

Sir George Cayley
15th Apr 2009, 21:11
The day after the news of the Titanics loss a crowd of Liverpudllians gathered at Dock Gate 6 near the Cunard Wharf. They were all eager to hear news of the survivors, many of whom where from the 'pool.

A uniformed officer from the Line pinned up at notice at 09.30a.m and the crowd surged forward to read it.

Just then a broad scouse accent from the back cried out " Eh, La any news of the iceburg?" It was a Polar Bear from Sefton Paark Zoo;)

Sir George Cayley

visibility3miles
16th Apr 2009, 02:25
This is the first item that search turns up: :ok:
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16th Apr 2009, 11:08
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