National Titanic Remembrance Day

National Titanic Remembrance Day is observed annually on April 15th. This day commemorates the individuals who lost their lives when the Titanic sank on this day in 1912. According to the U.S. committee that investigated the sinking of the ship, approximately 1,512 lives were lost, with about 700 of those fatalities among the crew.

Before the Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm, the ship was considered unsinkable. Unfortunately, after hitting the iceberg, the Titanic sank in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

The History Of National Titanic Remembrance Day

On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. This set off a series of events that ended with the Titanic sinking in just about 2 hours and 40 minutes and breaking up into pieces before coming to rest at the bottom of the sea. Ever since this tragic event, the victims of the Titanic have been commemorated every year on this date.

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 coal per 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

Individuals 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 the 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. Be sure to use the hashtag #NationalTitanicRemembranceDay to spread the word about this day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 15 Monday
Next year (2025)
April 15 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
April 15 Saturday
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