on Monday, April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg (another one of my artifacts) in the North Atlantic, it sadly killed 1,496 men, women, and children. The Titanic only carried 20 lifeboats: 2 wooden cutters, 14 standard wooden lifeboats and 4 collapsible canvas lifeboats. This was far too few for the number of people aboard, and yet surprisingly, this was technically legal because the law at that time based the number of lifeboats required depended on the total internal volume of a ship, not its passenger capacity. Because of this, there was nowhere near enough space for everyone on the ship to escape. Even then, some lifeboat spaces went unused because of passengers’ reluctancy of leaving the boat, believing they were in no immediate danger.
RMS Titanic Sinked The ‘unsinkable’ ship RMS Titanic has hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, with the death of more than 1500 people. The second of three biggest ships— RMS Titanic was heading Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland. On April 10, 1912. passengers boarded Titanic. When Titanic left Queenstown and set off for New York, it has 2,200 people on board. The terrible, sensational accident happened after four days of RMS Titanic’s journey.
According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
After 2 hours and 40 minutes of her hull filling with water, her stern rose up into the air and broke in two before sinking in the great Atlantic. Her sinking was catastrophic with a total of about 1500 people killed. Her sinking became a legend in our society by catching interest of the public world wide. Her famous story has been spread in numerous books and movies. Everyone thinks they knows her story, but do they really know it?
In the 1980’s advocate for the homeless, Mitch Snyder, claimed that of the 3 million homeless Americans “ 45 homeless people die each second - which would mean a whopping 1.4 billion dead homeless every year” (86). The best argument made by the authors is that Synder most likely misspoke and “ meant to say that one homeless person died every forty-five seconds, that's still 701,000 dead homeless people every year” (86). Snyder's figure of 3 million homeless Americans was a mere fabrication. His math proved and estimate proved to be completely misdirected.The counter arguments hurt Synder by making him look like a less reliable source. In the end Synder said had been hounded by journalist “for a specific number… and he hadn’t wanted them to walk away empty-handed”
About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out. The overall damage after hurricane Katrina was worth $200 billion. The disaster made more than 1 million people leave their homes and move elsewhere. Louisiana was definitely knocked down and it became certainly less attractive for the investors and ordinary residents. The levee network around New Orleans completely failed to stop the flooding of the city.
Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities immediately told them to leave the harbor, but it was too late. Over the next five years, the mysterious Black Death kills more than 20 million people in Europe–almost
After a while the fire finally died down. Some say it lost oxygen others say the light rain put it out. Either way, the fire was gone and nothing was left in its path. The fire completely destroyed that part of Chicago. It left 100,000 people homeless with 300 people dead.
This tactic was used by almost 200 german submarines and was devastating to allied shipping, one example of how devastating the tactic was that at its peak the wolfpack tactic destroyed over 700,000 tons of allied shipping in just one month (Rauch). There are many examples of the U-Boats and the wolfpack tactic executing these intertwined reasons for the US to enter both World Wars. During World War I one of the main examples of the utilization of the Wolfpack tactic that brought the US into World War I was the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. This ship was a british luxury liner that was had sailed over 200 trips in the atlantic ocean (Sterling). When the ship embarked on its 202nd journey everything was normal, the trip to liverpool was a routine one (Sterling).
The Titanic's maiden voyage was one that killed thousands, one that it didn't kill was Jack Thayer. Jack and all of the other passengers were caught by surprise when the Titanic hit an iceberg and they were told that the unsinkable Titanic was going down. Jack jumped off the boat and found a overturned lifeboat. He was eventually reunited with his mother, but his father was one of the many that died with the Titanic. Jack was lucky to have survived, for only about 705 did.
It killed 25 million people around the world, including one third of London’s population. In just China alone, it killed five million people. So many people were dying at once that the churches didn’t have enough graves to bury all of the corpses. Dead bodies were lying in the street, and people would see corpses all around their city on a normal day. Churches were forced to dig trenches and bury hundreds of bodies at all.
On May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted. Mount St. Helens killed 57 people the lahars is the cause of most deaths. Some causes of death include asphyxiation, thermal, injuries, and trauma. There are four indirect deaths. The indirect death is a crop-duster ran into a power line, a traffic accident and two heart attacks.
On September 11, 2001 the twin towers were attacked. A total of three thousand people died that morning. The worse thing is that four hundred of them were policemen and firemen they were trying to save other people but they died in the action.They all died from the collapse or being stuck in the rubble for too long. ("11 Facts About 9/11.") This disaster caused lots and lots of lives from innocent people.