History Blog

April 15

Happy Birthday RIP Elizabeth Montgomery(1933–1995) Roy Clark(1933–2018) ; Linda Bloodworth-Thomason–73 Heloise Cruse Evans–69 Emma Thompson–61 Samantha Fox–54 Seth Rogen–38 Emma Watson–30 Margaret “Maisie” Williams–23 ; 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 220am Eastern Time about two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg approx 1140pm. Charles Lightoller claimed that the helmsman Robert Hitchens initially panicked and turned the rudder the wrong way and that subsequently Bruce Ismay ordered the boat to continue “Slow Ahead” in the belief that Titanic was unsinkable but this was kept secret for insurance reasons. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew survived