National Titanic Remembrance Day
National Titanic Remembrance Day is a day that’s observed annually on April 15th. This day remembers the people who lost their lives when the Titanic sank on this day in 1912. According to the U.S committee that investigated the sinking of this ship, approximately 1,512 lives were lost, with about 700 of those fatalities among the crew.
Before the Titanic would strike an iceberg on April 144, 1912 at 11:40 pm, this ship was considered to be unsinkable. Unfortunately, after hitting that iceberg, the Titanic would sink in about 2 hours and 40-minutes.
The History Of National Titanic Remembrance Day
On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm, the Titanic would end up striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. This would set off a string of events that would end with the Titanic sinking in just about 2-hours and 40-minutes and breaking up into three pieces before it came to rest at the bottom of the sea. Ever since this tragic event, the victims of the Titanic have been remembered every year on this date ever since.
Some Facts About The Titanic
Below are some facts everyone should know about the Titanic.
- The length of the Titanic was 269.1 meters.
- The Titanic used 825 tons of day.
- Two workers died while the Titanic was being built.
- The Titanic had 40,000 fresh eggs in its provisions.
Observing National Titanic Remembrance Day
People interested in observing this remembrance day can do so by learning more about the people who died on the Titanic and the tragic circumstances under which this ship sank. This can be done by reading one of the many history books on the subject.
People can also watch some of the documentaries about the sinking of the Titanic. Just be sure to use the hashtag #NationalTitanicRemembranceDay to spread the word about this holiday far and wide.