100 Years Later, Why Do We Still Care About The Titanic?
On this day 100 years ago, 2,224 people were aboard the world’s biggest and most luxurious ocean liner heading west on the Atlantic toward New York City. Little did they know that within days, the unsinkable Titanic would be at the bottom of the ocean floor and more than half of them dead. Why does this disaster still capture our imagination 100 years later?
Steven Biel, author of Down With the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster