The Unsinkable Molly Brown

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The British passenger liner sank after colliding with an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland, in the early hours of April 15, 1912. 1,514 people lost their lives in aboard the Titanic, with less than a third of the passengers surviving.

The luxury cruise liner was designed for comfort. Aboard the ship was a gymnasium, swimming pool, library and a high-class restaurant.

As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of that fateful day, we honor one of our fellow Coloradans, Margaret “Molly” Brown. Who’s courage on that day inspired a Broadway musical titled The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

For more on the sinking of the Titanic, take a look at the History Channel’s Titanic By The Numbers.

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