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RMS Titanic news: Violin played by Hartley as ship sank verified

Henry Aldridge and Sons, an auction house in the U.K., claims it has proof that a violin it will auction for a client next year was played by Wallace Hartley, bandleader on the R.M.S. Titanic, as the ship sank on April 15, 1912.

Titanic Belfast one year on: 807,000 visitors from 128 countries

The massive visitor center, The Titanic Belfast, opened weeks before the 100-year anniversary of the maiden, and only, voyage of the RMS Titanic, on April 10, 2012. Critics thought that it would not draw and 97 million pounds spent would not be recouped.

Australian building replica RMS Titanic to announce plans Feb. 26

The official detailing of plans to build a full-scale replica Titanic that will sail a regular route, is to take place on Feb. 26 of 2013. That date was announced this month by Clive Palmer, the Australian billionaire who is building it.

Auction of RMS Titanic artifacts in Nashua included deck chair

An auction of Titanic artifacts held in Nashua, New Hampshire Sunday included a deck chair recovered from the debris site and a letter. The auction was held by the American company, RR Auction.

Aussie building replica of Titanic says ship to be '98% the same'

Clive Palmer, the Australian billionaire building a replica of the R.M.S. Titanic told the BBC on August 24 that his ship will be virtually the same as the doomed liner and be called the Titanic II. Any changes will be for increased safety.

Dinner menu from the RMS Titanic sold at auction for $72,000

The very first dinner menu from the first-class compartment of the R.M.S. Titanic was sold at auction Sunday at Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers in Wiltshire, England. The menu fetched 42,000 pounds, or about 72,000 U.S. dollars.

Memorials to RMS Titanic victims on the centenary of tragedy

There were 1,517 people from over a dozen countries who perished in the icy waters of the North Atlantic 100 years ago on April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic sunk. At centenary events in N. Ireland and Canada on Sunday there were memorials to honor them.

New photo from Titanic debris field: 'These are human remains'

On April 15 the world marked the 100 year anniversary to the day of the RMS Titanic hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinking, taking 1,517 lives with her. This week, as part of commemorating the tragedy, a compelling new photo was released.

Twitter twits and timely Titanic tweets

It seems a whole generation did not realize that the sinking of the Titanic was a true story, and not just a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. And in other news, you can view real-time tweets of the events as they happened in 1912.

Op-Ed: The Titanic is sinking all over again in 2012

When the Titanic sank in 1912, death for many people was almost preordained by their social status. On hundred years later, things have not changed much for the rich and for the poor.

Titanic film says it was sister ship that sank in insurance scam

Approaching the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in the world's most famous maritime disaster, a new documentary has a different spin on the tragedy. The film, 'Titanic – The Shocking Story', says the whole thing was planned.

Magazine unveils first ever complete views of Titanic wreck

Stunning images showing the legendary wreck of RMS Titanic are to be published in April's edition of National Geographic Magazine.

RMS Titanic centenary commemorated in new Canadian postage stamps

Canada's postal agency, Canada Post, announced March 20, 2012, that it will join other agencies and countries around the world by commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. They'll do so with a series of new stamps.

Entire RMS Titanic wreck mapped for the first time

Explorers say they the have put together a detailed map of the entire Titanic debris. They say the new map provides new clues about what happened after the liner hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic about a hundred years ago.

New theory on Titanic sinking says celestial fluke doomed ship

A U.S. science magazine has published a story on research from a Texas University that claims the R.M.S. Titanic was a victim of a rare celestial event. High sea levels due to a rare convergence of three factors lead to a plethora of icebergs.

Canadian Mint to recognize RMS Titanic centenary with coin

The 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic is being acknowledged in many parts of the world and another was added to that list on March 5. The Royal Canadian Mint announced they are putting out a coin to commemorate the event.

R.M.S. Titanic's last first class lunch menu to be auctioned off

On Feb. 22, 2012 comes an announcement that may whet your appetite: the final first class lunch menu from the RMS Titanic, served April 14, 1912, some 14 hours before she sunk, is up for auction. It's a single sheet menu said to be in good shape.

R.M.S. Titanic last supper re-creation in Ireland sells out

The last supper is more often thought of as the Last Supper, the biblical last supper. But in Galway, Ireland they are recreating the rather lavish last supper onboard the R.M.S. Titanic hours before she sank on April 15, 1912.

San Diego museum set to openTitanic exhibit in centenntial year

The San Diego Natural History museum is set to open an R.M.S. Titanic exhibit Feb. 10, the first of its kind in the California city. The exhibit comes in the 100th year anniversary of the sinking and features artifacts along with an education component.

5,000 RMS Titanic artifacts up for auction on April 11, 2012

There will be a truly titanic sale of artifacts taken from the RMS Titanic in its resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic as 5,000 items will go on sale April 11, 2012. The sale will be one hundred years and a day after she set sail.

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The Titanic Belfast building has been nominated for a architectural award of dubious distinction.
The Titanic Belfast building has been nominated for a architectural award of dubious distinction.
Photo courtesy Titanic Belfast
The photo of these boots was taken in 2004 in the debris site of the R.M.S. Titanic.
The photo of these boots was taken in 2004 in the debris site of the R.M.S. Titanic.
Photo Courtesy NOAA.
Titanic - taken in 2004
Titanic - taken in 2004
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Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge: The starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg  creating a series ...
Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge: The starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg, creating a series of holes below the waterline.

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