April 1912: The North Baltimore Beacon Announces Sinking of the Titanic


April 1912 article from The North Baltimore Beacon

In the 19th and early 20th Centuries, The North Baltimore Beacon was a major source of national and international news as well as local affairs for the town’s citizens. On April 19, 1912, the Beacon featured this article about the sinking of the Titanic.

The Titanic, a British passenger ship, sank after hitting an iceberg on April 12, 1912. Many of the passengers were rich and famous people who were taking the opportunity to sail to the United States aboard the most modern and luxurious ship on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Of the 2,223 people on board, 1,514 perished, making it one of the most famous maritime disasters in the 20th Century.

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