Today in History, July 17: 1763 – John Jacob Astor is born in Germany in modest circumstances. He would immigrate to America…selling flutes. Convinced to sell the musical instruments in New York and invest in the fur trade, he became America’s first Millionaire with his American Fur Company. 245 more words
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April 14, 2017, marked the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Its passenger list went down with the ship.
However, some of its passengers were rescued by the 152 more words
#OTD in 1912 – The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage with the loss of 1,513 souls, many of them Irish; 732 would survive.
Just before midnight on 14 April, the RMS Titanic failed to divert its course from an iceberg and ruptured at least five of its hull compartments. 383 more words
The sinking of the Titanic affected families worldwide – here is the impact in Portland, April 1912. More tomorrow on Frank M. Warren and Anna Atkinson Warren, daughter of missionary and educational icon of the Oregon Territory, Rev. 2,461 more words