The Year That Was 1912. Becomes a republic, with Sun Yat-sen as president. Football League Champions were Blackburn, leaving Everton in the runners up spot Barnsley defeated West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in the FA Cup Final (in a replay after the first match had been drawn 0-0), Harry Tufnel scoring the extra time winner The Grand National winning horse was Jerry The Cheltenham Gold Cup was first run in 1924 The Epsom Derby winning horse was Tagalie Golf's British Open was won by Edward Ray Oxford won the Boat Race by six lengths over Cambridge (this was a replay after both boats had sunk in the original race) The Wimbledon tennis singles tournament saw victories for Anthony Wilding of New Zealand (mens) and Ethel Thomson Larcombe of Great Britain (ladies) American Sport The first Super Bowl did not take place until 1967 The first NBA Championship did not take place until 1947 Major League Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox 4-3 New York Giants.
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Valuable lessons were learned from the Titanic disaster. It is over 95 years since the sinking of the mighty Titanic on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Cried the lookout Frederick Fleet.
The latest Hollywood film about the Titanic (starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet) was a global hit. Eyewitness accounts of the survivors formed the basis of the many inquiries that followed.Titanic had been travelling at just over 20 knots, when the iceberg scraped along her starboard side. Captain Edward Smith, known as the "millionaire's captain", was initially told there was no significant damage but an inspection of Titanic's watertight compartments revealed she was in fact in grave danger.
A British inquiry later concluded the disaster was caused by excessive speed. Blame has been laid at the door of many and even today the rows continue.
But it was not until after the oceanographer Dr Robert Ballard discovered the wreck 375 miles southeast of Newfoundland that scientists were able to establish what went so disastrously wrong. RMS Titanic was built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff. 1,523 people died in the disaster. 705 survived and made it to land.
The largest Titanic memorial is in Godalming, Surrey. Captain Ron Warwick, who is in charge of luxurious modern-day QE2 and who often sails from Southampton to New York, is part of the exclusive club of people who have dived to the wreck. He is in no doubt about the legacy of Titanic. It tells us we can never be complacent, especially as far as technology is concerned. Ships are something man creates but one always has to have respect for the sea, rough weather, calm weather, ice conditions, fog and snow.Capt Warwick said seafarers the world over have benefited from the Titanic disaster. It's an unfortunate fact of life that it often takes an accident to improve situations. An international ice patrol was formed as a direct result of the Titanic tragedy, as well as international laws that require there to be sufficient lifeboats and lifesaving equipment for every passenger. But could Titanic ever happen again? The wreck is full of holes and rusting away.
"That's not an unreasonable questions, " says Capt Warwick. To this day we still have some quite serious accidents. As an industry, it's up to us to do our best to ensure it never happens again. As for Titanic, she is deteriorating rapidly. He has probably visited the Titanic more than any one else.
Now all the deck is rusting away and there are big holes in Titanic. In four, five maybe six years, the superstructure will collapse. This is not just my view but also of our scientists and engineers.
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