The Titanic

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Posted on September 22, 2007 6:52 PM in Elsewhere
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I read The New York Times' original coverage of the sinking of the Titanic today (via Jason Kottke). It's pretty crazy to read it, especially knowing that the number of people killed amounted to roughly half of those killed on 9/11.

...about 655 souls have been saved of the crew and passengers, most of the latter presumably women and children.

There were about 2,100 persons aboard the Titanic.

It's also an interesting read if only for the difference in tone and verbiage compared to today's news articles (e.g. the "souls" reference in the above quote).


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