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Who missed the TITANIC? Milton Snavely Hershey: The man behind the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Syrup, and the Pennsylvania city that bears his name had spent the winter in France and planned to sail home on the Titanic. The Hershey Community Archives has in its collection a $300 check Hershey wrote to the White Star Line in December 1911, believed to be a 10 percent deposit toward his stateroom, according to archivist Tammy L. Hamilton...

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

Famous People Who Missed the Titanic: The man behind the Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar, Hershey's Kisses, and who Hershey, Pennsylvania is named after.

Who missed the TITANIC? Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt    The 34-year-old multimillionaire sportsman, an heir to the Vanderbilt shipping and railroad empire, was returning from a trip to Europe and canceled his passage on the Titanic so late that some early newspaper accounts listed him as being on board. Vanderbilt lived on to become one the most celebrated casualties of the Lusitania sinking three years later.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I (October 1877 – May was an extremely wealthy sportsman and a member of the famous Vanderbilt family of philanthropists. He died on the RMS Lusitania.

Who missed the TITANIC? Guglielmo Marconi: The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on Titanic but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier. As his daughter Degna later explained, he had paperwork to do and preferred the public stenographer aboard that vessel.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

Who missed the TITANIC? Guglielmo Marconi: The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on Titanic but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier

The beautiful story of Isidor & Ida Strauss, who died together on the Titanic.

*ISIDOR & IDA STRAUS ~ owners of R. Macy & Co., died on the ship. Ida refused to get on a lifeboat without her husband and insisted that her newly employed maid, Ellen Bird, take her place.

Who missed the TITANIC? Theodore Dreiser: The novelist, then 40, considered returning from his first European holiday aboard the Titanic; an English publisher talked him out of the plan, persuading the writer that taking another ship would be less expensive.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

Theodore Dreiser American novelist and journalist who wrote Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy In 1893 the St. Louis Republic sent him to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago as leader of a group of schoolteachers.

Who missed the TITANIC? Henry Clay Frick: The Pittsburgh steel baron was a business associate of fellow non-passenger J.P. Morgan. He canceled his passage on the Titanic when his wife sprained her ankle and had to be hospitalized in Italy.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

Who missed the TITANIC? Henry Clay Frick: The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, steel baron was a business associate of fellow non-passenger J. He canceled his passage on the Titanic when his wife sprained her ankle and had to be hospitalized in Italy.

Wow. Who missed the TITANIC? J. Pierpont Morgan: The legendary 74-year-old financier, nicknamed the “Napoleon of Wall Street,” had helped create General Electric and U.S. Steel and was credited with almost singlehandedly saving the U.S. banking system during the Panic of 1907.  “Monetary losses amount to nothing in life,” he told a visiting New York Times reporter days after the sinking. “It is the loss of life that counts. It is that frightful death.”

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

TITANIC, First Accounts

Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic--in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art.

Who missed the TITANIC? John R. Mott: Though perhaps less well known today than the others on our list, Mott was an influential evangelist and longtime YMCA official, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. He and a colleague were supposedly offered free passage on the Titanic by a White Star Line official interested in their work but declined and instead took the more humble liner Lapland.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

Who missed the TITANIC? John R. Mott: Though perhaps less well known today than the others on our list, Mott was an influential evangelist and longtime YMCA official, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. He and a colleague were supposedly offered free passage on the Titanic by a White Star Line official interested in their work but declined and instead took the more humble liner Lapland.

Why does the TITANIC still fascinate us after all these years?

Why the Titanic Still Fascinates Us

Why the Titanic Still Fascinates Us One hundred years after the ocean liner struck an iceberg and sank, the tragedy still looms large in the popular psyche. found by accident. from the smithsonian archives.

I Dismissed Titanic The First Time Around. This Time I Fell in Love.

‘Titanic’ night sky adjusted after Neil deGrasse Tyson criticized James Cameron

Discover the secrets of the Titanic 100 years after the sinking. Learn all about the search for the Titanic's wreckage in this Level 3 reader featuring photographs of the ship's remains, as well as full-color artwork.

Level Three Discover the secrets of the Titanic 100 years after the sinking Learn all about the search for the Titanic''s wreckage in this Level 3 reader featuring photographs of the ship''s remains, as well as full-color artwork.


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