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In 1912, area news took precedence over Titanic tragedy

April 16, 2012

The Titanic, pictured here departing for its maiden voyage from Southampton on April 12, 1912, sank on April 15, 1912 killing 1523 of the 2228 passengers and crew members aboard.

A hundred years of hindsight have allowed for increased research and speculation regarding the sinking of the Titanic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. Today, stories about the disaster are everywhere, featured in countless books, movies, and newspaper and magazine articles. Different angles of the tragedy are continuously examined, with topics ranging from the fictional story portrayed in the hit blockbuster movie "Titanic," to a recent article discussing the fates of the dogs that were onboard the ship, to ongoing debates related to how to best preserve the site of the wreckage.

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