Wednesday, April 15, 2009

On This Day In Canadian History....

1912 - RMS Titanic, after hitting an iceberg hours previous, sends out it's final distress calls before it sinks into the inky black, frigid North Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland....

* 12:50 am EST: The wireless operator of the Virginian, 200 miles away, reports that they have been trying to reach the White Star liner, but have lost communication with the Titanic and that the last signals, at 12:27 am, were "blurred and ended abruptly."

* 2:00 am: Hunston and Goodwin get their first request for information from New York; according to Hunston, "this is followed by 300 more chiefly from newspapers to many ships asking for news." Hunston refuses because wireless communications are confidential.

* 6:00 am: "After daylight news commences to arrive from ships stating Carpathia picked up 20 boats of people. No word of any more being saved."

Only 711 survive out of a total of 2,224 passengers and crew; 209 bodies are taken to Halifax, and 150 of them are buried in a Halifax cemetery.

ViP Song:
8am: Maroon 5 - This Love
Noon: ColdPlay - Viva
4pm: U2 - Beautiful Day
8pm: Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - Lucky

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Anonymous said...

Good morning Mr. Red and angel! :)

Kiss Club Question: Should Canada stop taking part in military operations and return to a peacekeeping role?

Mr. Red said...

Good Morning Angel, Connie, & all :-)

8am ViP Song: Maroon 5 - This Love

angel said...

Good Morning Mr.Red, Connie & all :-)

Octo said...

Still no 12Pm song choices....weird

angel said...


There's no 4pm either!

horsewhisperer said...

12 pm is ColdPlay - Viva
4 pm is U2 - Beautiful Day

Mr Fix said...


8pm:Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - Lucky

all the best
mr fix