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Friday, April 15, 2011

The Sinking of the Titanic

99 years today
On 15 April 1912, the passenger luxury liner S.S. Titanic sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.

The most wellknown shipwreck in history, its story has become both legendary and iconic.

The books, memoirs, short stories, and references in books about the sinking of the Titanic are beyond counting.  At least 18 books are currently on sale at Amazon.

The story gave birth to 20 films, and at least 11 video games.

There was a dedicated TV series, "Tickets for the Titanic," and many TV episodes were based on the illfated ship, including the (almost) equally iconic Dr. Who.

Who would like to prophesy how many museum exhibits, TV specials, and commemorative books and stories are scheduled to appear next year?

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