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21 Sep 2017
The White Star Line is founded
The design for the Titanic was approved.
The fitting of Titanic was completed
Titanic began sea trials
Passengers arrived in Southampton and began boarding the ship.
Lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg dead ahead. The iceberg struck the Titanic on the starboard (right) side of her bow.
The Titanic’s broken off stern settled back into the water, becoming more level for a few moments. Slowly it filled with water and tilted its end high into the air before sinking into the sea. People in the water slowly froze to death.
British Board of Trade enquiry into the disaster was held
American author Morgan Robertson's novel 'Futility' is published, in which a British liner named Titan
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