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  • 18th century

    • 1700: The total discharge capacity from all eight pumps operating together was 1700 tons or 425000 gallons per hour. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
  • 19th century

  • 20th century

    • 1900s

    • 1910s

      • 1910: Carlisle would leave the project in 1910, before the ships were launched, when he became a shareholder in Welin Davit & Engineering Company Ltd, the firm making the davits. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • May 31, 1911: Titanic's hull was launched on 31 May 1911, and her outfitting was completed by 31 March the following year. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1911: One survivor, stewardess Violet Jessop, who had been on board the RMS Olympic when she collided with HMS Hawke in 1911, went on to survive the sinking of HMHS Britannic in 1916. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • April 10, 1912: The vessel began her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, bound for New York City, New York on 10 April 1912, with Captain Edward J. Smith in command. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • April 14, 1912: Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, four days into the ship's maiden voyage, Titanic struck an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: On April 15, that great White Star liner, the largest afloat, on her maiden voyage, went to the bottom of the Atlantic in lat. - Titanic Disaster, 1911encyclopedia.
      • April 20, 1912: According to the Hampshire Chronicle on 20 April 1912, almost 1,000 local families were directly affected. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • April 14, 1912: On the night of Sunday, 14 April 1912, the temperature had dropped to near freezing and the ocean was calm. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: He tried to develop an iceberg detection system using reflected sound waves after the Titanic disaster on 15 April 1912. - Alexander Behm, Wikipedia.
      • April 14, 1912: A cruise liner that sank on its maiden voyage on April 14, 1912; now a cautionary tale about overconfidence. - Titanic, Wiktionary.
      • April 26, 1912: Less than two weeks after disaster struck the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic, the Empress of Britain also stuck an iceberg on 26 April 1912; but the reported damage was only slight. - RMS Empress of Britain (1906), Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: Her accomplishment received little media attention, as the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15 (the day before) upstaged her feat. - Harriet Quimby, Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: The Carpathia was on its regular route between New York City and Fiume, when early on 15 April 1912 the Carpathia received a distress signal from the White Star Line ocean liner RMS Titanic, which had struck an iceberg and was sinking. - Arthur Rostron, Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: SS Californian was a Leyland Line steamship that is best known for the controversy surrounding its location during the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912. - SS Californian, Wikipedia.
      • April 14, 1912: On 14 April 1912, Amerika transmitted a wireless message about icebergs near the same area where RMS Titanic struck one and sank less than 24 hours later. - USS America (ID-3006), Wikipedia.
      • April 20, 1912: Opened on 20 April 1912 by Victor Cox, the original building had 200 seats and the first show raised funds for the survivors and relatives of those killed earlier in the month on the RMS Titanic. - Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, Wikipedia.
      • April, 1912: These, and other modifications, made the Titanic 1,004 gross register tons larger than the Olympic and thus the largest active ship in the world during her maiden voyage in April 1912. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: At age twenty-three, he lost both his father and brother when the RMS Titanic sank in the Atlantic on her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. - George Dunton Widener, Jr., Wikipedia.
      • April 10, 1912: Elsie and her mother Edith boarded RMS Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers cabin 33 on deck E, for a trip to America and Canada to see her father's relations in USA. - Elsie Bowerman, Wikipedia.
      • April 10, 1912: Soon after his wife booked passage for herself and their two daughters, she was notified that her ship's sailing had been cancelled due to a coal strike, but that they would be transferred to the RMS Titanic which was set to sail on April 10, 1912. - Winnifred Quick, Wikipedia.
      • April, 1912: The LSO was due to sail on the RMS  Titanic for a concert in New York in April 1912 but fortunately had to change the booking at the last minute. - London Symphony Orchestra, Wikipedia.
      • April, 1912: Following the sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912, an international conference of major Atlantic maritime powers agreed to fund USCG patrols to locate and report icebergs in the North Atlantic, in particular off the Grand Banks. - Missions of the United States Coast Guard, Wikipedia.
      • April 15, 1912: The hotel was to be opened on April 26, 1912, but Hays, who was returning to Canada for the hotel opening, perished aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank on April 15. - Château Laurier, Wikipedia.
      • April, 1912: Along with his father and mother, in April 1912 Harry Elkins Widener boarded the RMS Titanic at Cherbourg, France bound for New York City. - Harry Elkins Widener, Wikipedia.
      • April 10, 1912: Violet boarded the RMS Titanic as a stewardess on 10 April 1912 (at the age of either 24 or 25, unlike the inaccurate depiction in the 1979 TV-movie S.O.S. Titanic) and four days later on 14 April, at around 23:40 the Titanic struck an iceberg and began to sink. - Violet Jessop, Wikipedia.
      • May 24, 1912: Elgar conducted a performance of the Variations at a Memorial Concert in aid of the family survivors of musicians who had been lost in the Titanic disaster. - Enigma Variations, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: One member of the Regiment killed in World War I was Daniel Buckley who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. - 69th Infantry Regiment (United States), Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Miss Astor was the daughter to John Jacob Astor IV who died during the sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912. - Sunny Hill Plantation, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: An example of the use of the Limitation Act is the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. - United States admiralty law, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Today she is best known as a survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912 and for her later work as a travel writer and explorer of southeast Asia. - Helen Churchill Candee, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: "1912. "TITANIC " DISASTER - No single event in 1912 could compare, in the intensity of its universal appeal to human emotion, with the awful disaster to the British steamship " Titanic." At. - Titanic Disaster, 1911encyclopedia.
      • 1912: Hugh Rood died during a return trip from Europe in 1912 in the sinking of the RMS Titanic, making Lena Allen-Stoiber-Rood a widow for the third, but not last, time in her life. - Stoiber-Reed-Humphreys Mansion, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: The need for ship and coast radio stations to have and use radiotelegraph equipment, and to listen to a common radio frequency for Morse encoded distress calls, was recognized after the sinking of the liner RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic in 1912. - Global Maritime Distress Safety System, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: George and Edith booked passage on the Titanic but changed their plans before departure, due to what newspapers of the day labeled "a premonition of Mrs. - George Washington Vanderbilt II, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Following his demise in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912, the estate passed to his son, Vincent. - Astor, Florida, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Such a tag is visible on an empty deckchair near the center in a famous 1912 photo showing survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster after rescue while they rest on the deck of RMS Carpathia. - Deckchair, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: He appeared to have been very interested in the RMS Titanic disaster of 1912, particularly in the Enquiries subsequently held, apparently suspecting suppression of certain information. - Albert Moulton Foweraker, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: He became the president of the Grand Trunk Railway when Charles Melville Hays lost his life in the Titanic. - Edson Joseph Chamberlin, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: She claimed to remember the historical flight of the Wright brothers in 1903 and the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. - Anne Christopher, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Many of the surviving crew of the RMS Titanic disaster disembarked at Millbay docks on their return to England in 1912. - History of Plymouth, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Cosmo Duff-Gordon is best known for surviving the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912, along with his wife and her secretary, Laura Mabel Francatelli[1]. - Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th Baronet, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: This signal-bleed played a role in the inability of the RMS Titanic and the SS Californian to communicate with each other in 1912 (see Sinking of the RMS Titanic). - Spark-gap transmitter, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Maggie Brown was one of the survivors of the RMS Titanic sinking in 1912. - James Joseph Brown, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: She had been a stewardess aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912 and was also aboard the hospital ship HMHS Britannic (the Titanic's sister ship) as a British Red Cross nurse aboard when it sank in 1916. - Voluntary Aid Detachment, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: 6 is the third lifeboat to be launched during the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. - Titanic Lifeboat No. 6, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: The sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912 is probably the most famous shipwreck. - List of maritime disasters, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: He is best known for his photographs of the RMS Titanic taken shortly before its sinking in 1912. - Francis Browne, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. - List of sea captains, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that became infamous for its collision with an iceberg and dramatic sinking in 1912. - RMS Titanic in popular culture, Wikipedia.
      • 1912: In the ensuing years, Tampa operated as part of the International Ice Patrol established in the aftermath of the RMS Titanic tragedy in 1912. - USCGC Tampa (WPG-48), Wikipedia.
      • 1912: Upon the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912, he asked Lord Loreburn, the Lord Chancellor, to appoint a commission of inquiry into the disaster. - Sydney Buxton, 1st Earl Buxton, Wikipedia.
      • July 30, 1912: 2 The full record of the disaster is contained in the reports of the inquiries held at once in America by a committee of Congress under Senator Smith, and later in London by a special commission presided over by Lord Mersey (report issued July 30). - Titanic Disaster, 1911encyclopedia.
      • August 14, 1912: John Jacob Astor, born 14 August 1912 four months after his father's death on the RMS Titanic - Posthumous birth, Wikipedia.
      • 1913: As built the Olympic did not have an equivalent of the Titanic's Café Parisien: the feature was not added until 1913. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1914: It was established in 1914 in response to the sinking of the RMS Titanic. - International Ice Patrol, Wikipedia.
      • 1917: His identification system would later be used to identify victims of the Halifax Explosion in 1917. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • 1950s

    • 1960s

    • 1980s

      • 1982: Ballard had in 1982 requested funding for the project from the US Navy, but this was provided only on the then secret condition that the first priority was to examine the wreckage of the sunken US nuclear submarines Thresher and Scorpion. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1985: Titanic's rediscovery in 1985 launched a debate over ownership of the wreck and the valuable items inside. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • June, 1985: The French ship Le Suroit began systematically crossing the 150-square-mile target zone with her deep-search sonar. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • September 1, 1985: No attempts were successful until 1 September 1985, when a joint American-French expedition, led by Jean-Louis Michel (Ifremer) and Dr. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • September 1, 1985: Knorr is best known as the ship that supported researchers on 1 September 1985 as they discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic. - RV Knorr, Wikipedia.
      • September 1, 1985: A joint AmericanFrench expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. - September 1, Wikipedia.
      • December, 1985: The submersible was based on the Knorr and the images retrieved were featured in National Geographic by December 1985. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1986: Ballard returned to the wreck site aboard the Atlantis II to conduct the first manned dives to the wreck in the submersible Alvin. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1987: Excluded from its motion any claim for an award of title to the objects recovered in 1987, but it did request that the district court declare that, based on the French administrative action, "the artifacts raised during the 1987 expedition are independently owned by RMST." Following a hearing, the district court entered an order dated 2 July 2004, in which it refused to grant comity and recognise the 1993 decision of the French administrator, and rejected RMS Titanic Inc.'s claim that it should be awarded title to the items recovered since 1993 under the Maritime Law of Finds. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1987: (See Admiralty law)[83] Since 1987, RMS Titanic Inc. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • 1990s

      • 1990: Following the discovery of the wreck, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch of the British Department of Transport re-opened the inquiry to review the evidence relating to the Californian. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1992: Its report of 1992 concluded that the Californian was farther from the Titanic than the earlier British inquiry had found, and that the distress rockets, but not the Titanic herself, would have been visible from the Californian. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1992: Was the ship's whistle, which was brought to the surface in 1992 and placed in the company's travelling exhibition. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1993: A French administrator in the Office of Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Equipment, Transportation, and Tourism awarded RMS Titanic Inc.'s predecessor title to the relics recovered in 1987. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • 1994: RMS Titanic Inc. was awarded ownership and salvaging rights of the wreck, even though RMS Titanic Inc. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • June 7, 1994: RMS Titanic Inc., a subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions Inc., was awarded ownership and salvaging rights by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1995: She participated in an expedition to the sinking site of RMS Titanic, spending five days at the site with many survivors from the famous ship onboard, while parts of the Titanic were being salvaged. - Norwegian Majesty, Wikipedia.
      • September, 1995: She participated in an expedition to the sinking site of RMS Titanic, spending five days at the site with many survivors from the famous ship onboard, while parts of the Titanic were being salvaged. - Louis Majesty, Wikipedia.
      • August, 1996: Eleanorme joined fellow Titanic survivors Michel Navratil and Edith Brown on an expedition cruise to the site of Titanic's wreck. - Eleanor Ileen Johnson, Wikipedia.
      • April 14, 1997: Titanic is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 14, 1912. - Titanic (musical), Wikipedia.
      • 1997: Titanic is a blockbuster, multiple Academy Award-winning 1997 film based on the 1912 sinking of the liner RMS Titanic. - Titanic, Muppet_wikia.
      • 1997: Paxton appeared as a treasure hunter searching for a diamond in the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in the 1997 film. - Bill Paxton, Wikipedia.
      • 1998: The biggest single recovered object was a 17-ton section of the hull, recovered in 1998. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
  • 21st century

    • February 12, 2004: In a motion filed on 12 February 2004, RMS Titanic Inc. requested that the district court enter an order awarding it "title to all the artifacts (including portions of the hull) which are the subject of this action pursuant to the Law of Finds" or, in the alternative, a salvage award in the amount of $225 million. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • July 2, 2004: The court also ruled that the district court lacked jurisdiction over the "1987 artifacts", and therefore vacated that part of the court's 2 July 2004 order. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • January 31, 2006: In its decision of 31 January 2006[85] the court recognised "explicitly the appropriateness of applying maritime salvage law to historic wrecks such as that of Titanic" and denied the application of the Maritime Law of Finds. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • March 24, 2009: It was revealed that the fate of 5,900 artefacts retrieved from the wreck will rest with a US District Judge's decision. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • November 30, 2009: The location of the Belfast Wheel again caused a row, this resulted in the Lord Mayor of Belfast Naomi Long discussing the potential move of the Titanic Memorial before the 2012 anniversary. - Titanic Memorial (Belfast), Wikipedia.
    • April 15, 2012: The Balmoral, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has been chartered by Miles Morgan Travel to follow the original route of the Titanic, intending to stop over the point on the sea bed where she rests on 15 April 2012. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.
    • April 15, 2012: The 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic is planned to be commemorated around the world. - RMS Titanic, Wikipedia.






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