Sunday, May 31, 2009
The last remaining survivor of the sinking of the Titanic died today, on the 98th anniversary of the original launch of the great ship's hull (but not, obviously, the maiden voyage, which was in April 1912).
Why did the Titanic sink?
William J. Broad, NY Times, 15 Apr 2008:
"Researchers have discovered that the builder of the Titanic struggled for years to obtain enough good rivets and riveters and ultimately settled on faulty materials that doomed the ship, which sank 96 years ago Tuesday."