On a chilly night in April 1912, an ocean liner named Titanic sliced through the North Atlantic waters on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. At 882 feet long and weighing more than 46,000 tons, the ship already had made headlines as the biggest — and grandest — vessel in history. The headlines it would make on April 15, 1912, still resonate today, a full century later. But why?



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On a chilly night in April 1912, an ocean liner named Titanic sliced through the North Atlantic waters on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. At 882 feet long and weighing more than 46,000 tons, the ship already had made headlines as the biggest — and grandest — vessel in history. The headlines it would make on April 15, 1912, still resonate today, a full century later. But why?

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