Before it billed itself as the ‘World’s Most Experienced Airline,’ Pan Am started off a little more humbly – but already making the bold moves that would make the airline so legendary it became synonymous with international travel in the 20th century.
Here are some front pages of newspapers around the country, showing very first reports of the Titanic disaster. There was very little information available at the time, and some news reports were, sadly, completely inaccurate.
These idyllic scenes from old Atlantic City show the fancy hotels, beautiful boardwalk, busy beaches, and fashionable crowds – all part of why the city and the Jersey shore used to be one of the east coast’s top vacation destinations.
Look back at the experience passengers in the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties could expect when they sailed the high seas in high style on these fabulous old cruise ships.
Back in 1920, lots of people – including media and leading scientists – thought there was an active society on Mars, and that the Martians wanted to talk to us. Find out why they believe that here.
What did the Titanic ship look like inside? Check out several different Titanic cross-section views, and get an idea of the size and the layout of the doomed vessel.
See what it looked like inside the Titanic – the interiors of fancy lounges, dining rooms, first-class cabins and other luxurious delights – before the ship sunk to the ocean floor on her maiden voyage in 1912.
American Airlines was one of the first companies to offer passenger flights in the US. The industry’s biggest success came after WWII. Here’s a look at the history of the airline’s first decades!
Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was a notorious pirate who raided ships. Here are some of the harsh – and sometimes unexpected – rules that governed the crews on his ships: The Pirate Code.
When the Titanic sank, it was the biggest ship in the world – and although the movie industry was still young, many cameras were able to cover the disaster. Here’s a look.
The great loss of the Titanic: It is now practically certain that 1,492 human beings went to their death in the sinking of the giant ship on the ice banks of Newfoundland.
‘Man-eating shark attacks’ made the headlines back in 1916 after there were several attacks and deaths from sharks off the coast of New Jersey and New York. Find out what happened here!
The airship Hindenburg left Germany on May 3, 1937 with 97 people on board, The ship flew thousands of miles, only to explode as they were landing in New Jersey three days later. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.
Below are several chapters from a book that was issued the same year as the Titanic disaster, and was called simply Titanic. While many aspects
Charlotte Collyer lived through the tragic disaster the world remembers more than 100 years later. Here, read about what happened in this dramatic and compelling first-person account from a Titanic survivor.
Below are terrifying and telling sketches of the Titanic’s last moments, drawn by Lewis P Skidmore, who was a passenger on the rescue ship Carpathia
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious, well-appointed cruise liners ever, with seemingly no expense spared… except when it came to passenger safety in the event of an emergency.
In 1912, people offered a generous and spontaneous outpouring of aid and encouragement to Mrs Collyer and her daughter, who were saved from the Titanic.
Fleeing the sinking ship in lifeboats, many Titanic survivors were saved by the first rescue ship on the scene. See how it happened, and what it was like when they finally made it to New York.
Beneath words “Titanic sank” is the tale of a tragedy that gave birth to heroism and cowardice: Greatest of leviathans went to oblivion in 100 minutes
Take a look back at ten old roller coasters from the early 1900s, and admire the courage of the riders who sat down in those rickety little cars and sped off into the wild blue yonder.
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.
Repeated, desperate SOS calls were heard by at least 10 ships, which rushed to the scene as the Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
What happened to Jack Phillips, the first telegraph operator aboard the Titanic, who sent the all-important message that the ship was sinking so rescue ships could arrive?
Thousands in dire peril on the Atlantic Largest vessel afloat reported sinking head down; women put off in boats Wireless call for help responded to
To Lewis and Clark belongs the credit for the discovery and exploration of The Oregon Country. They were the first white men, and excepting the narrowly ranging tribes of Indians, to traverse the country.
News was scarce as New York – and the entire world – awaited the survivors of the Titanic disaster, so everyone could find out what really happened.
The charm of vacationing in New York — the ideal place for a summer resort — lies in the unrivaled transportation facilities of the great seaport.
In this secret message of January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress for $2,500 to explore the West — all the way to the
How Charles Lindbergh rose from working on a farm to become a worldwide hero for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Says Titanic hit “growler” iceberg (1912) New-York Tribune (New York, NY) April 16, 1912 Term applied by mariners to iceberg all but submerged Speaking from
How independence was won by Ben Winslow Did a lie and nine blank cartridges win independence for America? Everyone knows how our little difficulty with
Grim anniversary The ‘unsinkable’ Titanic went down 50 years ago after hitting iceberg by Robert J Serling 11:40 pm, April 14, 1912. At that precise
Men describe horrors – Many leaped in sea (1912) From The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) April 20, 1912 Graphic accounts of the terrible