Posts in category "Titanic"

Ida and Jean Hippach - A truly Titanic Chicago Survival Story

Ida and Jean Hippach - A truly Titanic Chicago Survival Story
April 15th is the official sinking date of the R.M.S. Titanic.  It actually struck the iceberg very late on the 14th (ship time) and took approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink beneath the freezing waters of the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m. (ship time) on the 15th of April in 1912.  Now while... Read more »

Blood Moon lunar eclipse eerily marks the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic

Blood Moon lunar eclipse eerily marks the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic
Ah..yet another strange coincidence to point out to our Chicago strange history fans out there.  Late tonight into the wee hours of Tuesday the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth creating not a disappearing moon but rather a darker colored moon with deep red hues which has earned it the nickname... Read more »

Titanic 100th Anniversary Presentations across Chicagoland

Titanic 100th Anniversary Presentations across Chicagoland
Shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912 the “unsinkable” Titanic brushed an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic.  Roughly 2 1/2 hours later over 1,500 passengers were lost and the 45,500 ton pride of the White Star Line was lying 3 miles below the Atlantic’s surface. The story of Titanic, the ship, the people, the... Read more »
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Chicago Links to the Titanic - Francis Davis Millet - (Article 2 in a Series)

Chicago Links to the Titanic - Francis Davis Millet - (Article 2 in a Series)
Francis “Frank” Davis Millet was by all accounts an extraordinary man.  During his lifetime he was an avid traveler, journalist, author, war correspondent and painter who spoke and wrote in a half dozen languages.  According to an article in the Chicago Tribune (Nov 27, 1892) Millet’s ancestors had come to America aboard the Mayflower and... Read more »