Benjamin Guggenheim and his chauffeur René Pernot went down with the ship.Guggenheim when last seen said "We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen." He also gave a survivor a message saying, "Tell my wife, if it should happen that my secretary and I both go down, tell her I played the game out straight to the end. No woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim was a coward."
Do you know who Charles Joughin is? Well you should. His story of surviving the Titanic is most extraordinary. After fortifying his body with two bottles of whiskey, Joughin rode the Titanic into the ocean similar to Jack and Rose in the movie and simply stepped off the bow without even getting his head wet, then spent 3 hours in the frigid waters before being rescued. He was one of only a few survivors to weather the icy wet conditions. Many attribute this to the whiskey.
*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
Mrs. Rothschild was 54 at the time of the Titanic's sinking. She hid her dog when she got in lifeboat number 6, and nobody remembered seeing it until the Carpathia came to rescue them. The crew did not want to take the dog on board, but Mrs. Rothschild said she would not come out of the lifeboat without her dog. So finally they let her hold the dog in her lap while they hoisted her up onto the ship. Sadly, Mr. Rothschild did not get to escape in a lifeboat, so he went down with the ship.
Artifacts and memorabilia are being auctioned off from the Titanic. This Violin was salvaged along with the Titanic which had been lying in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3,000 meters, Legend has it that the Titanic band was playing a tune as the ship went down.
After the sinking of the Titanic, almost all of the survivors seem to have disappeared. Some wanted to live out their lives in peace & didn't want it known they had survived. Harold Bride the Marconi operator who became famous for sending out the SOS messages that the Titanic was sinking, afterwards, kept it a secret that he was that famous man. He died in 1956, it was reported to the coroner's office that one H.S. Bride had died, & the coroner inquired: Was that THE Harold Bride? Read…
The Frank family: Otto, Anne, Edith and Margot.
Photograph of Lady Rothes, Who Was Saved from the Titanic
The Countess, her cousin and maid were rescued in lifeboat 8. She took the tiller, asking her cousin to assist her until she went to comfort a young newlywed whose husband had remained behind on the sinking liner. There she remained for the duration of the night, rowing all the while and helping to boost the morale of other women until their lifeboat was picked up by the RMS Carpathia. As a token of his esteem, Jones later presented her with the brass number plate from their lifeboat.
President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers