Captain Bartho. Roberts with two ships, Viz. the Royal Fortune and Ranger 1721

The Pirate Code: Rules for Black Bart’s ship (1724)

Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was a notorious pirate who raided ships off between 1719 and 1722. Here are some of the harsh - and sometimes unexpected - rules that governed the crews on his ships.
The Sinking of the Titanic – Drawn by Henry Reuterdahl

Titanic under tow after hitting huge iceberg (1912)

As we all know, reports that the Titanic was being towed to shore were little more than wishful thinking -- and the product of a very rushed newsroom with looming deadlines but very little solid information.
Titanic and Survivors - Genuine 1912 Footage

Titanic sinks, some rescued: Newsreel with authentic footage (1912)

As the Titanic drew away from the wharf to begin her only voyage, a common emotion quickened the thousands who were aboard her. For she was the biggest boat that ever had been in the world, the bewildering embodiment of an immense multitude of luxuries for which only the richest of the earth could pay.

Challenger shuttle explodes shortly after liftoff (1986)

A confused and stunned nation searched for answers to what caused the catastrophic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that sent schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe and six other astronauts to a fiery death 74 seconds after liftoff Tuesday.

Oh, the humanity: The Hindenburg disaster (1937)

The German airship took only a minute to burn, but that moment was enough to etch the image of that fiery Zeppelin onto the minds of millions around the world. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.