The Titanic set sail for New York from the White Star Dock in Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912. Most of her crew also came from or lived in the area.Know More
The White Star Dock, which was renamed Ocean Dock in 1911, was a deep water dock. The Titanic left from Berth 44.
The White Star Line had relocated their transatlantic operations from Liverpool to Southampton in 1907, establishing the city as England's most important passenger port. At the time of the Titanic's departure, Southampton's economy was flourishing and the port had 23 steamship companies in operation. Some of these were crucially important, such as Royal Mail, Union Castle and American Lines.Learn More
The Balkan powder keg was the name given to the Balkan region because of the secure and safe state it had before a minor issue led to World War I. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to Austria-Hungary empire, and his wife, Sophie, ended the peaceful state of Europe.Full Answer >
In 1912, the cost to build the Titanic was $7.5 million. In today's economy, that is equivalent to a cost of $400 million. Construction of the Titanic began March 31, 1909.Full Answer >
The Berlin Wall was torn down as a symbol of the fall of the repressive East German communist government. When East Germans were finally allowed to freely enter West Germany, on Nov. 9, 1989, thousands of Germans responded emotionally by demolishing the wall with sledgehammers, pickaxes and other implements.Full Answer >
Stalin came to power when Lenin died in 1924 by outmaneuvering his rivals to become the head of the Communist Party and then the dictator of the Soviet Union. Lenin was exiled in Switzerland in 1912 when he appointed Joseph Stalin to serve for the Bolshevik Party on the first Central Committee.Full Answer >