FLW: the beautiful adventure of death

Famous Last Words Charles Frohman Atlantic Ocean May 7, 1915 “Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure that life gives us.” Frohman, a theatrical producer, had been aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was struck by a torpedo fired from a German U-boat. Frohman had injured his knee years before and required a…

The sinking of the Titanic

April 15, 1912 North Atlantic Ocean The RMS Titanic sinks, taking the lives of more than 1,500 people The Titanic struck an iceberg during the late hours of April 14. The reasons why the accident occurred — including the ship’s crew ignoring warnings of sea ice from other vessels and failing to see the fateful…

The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children

March 16, 1999 Llullaillaco (on the border between Chile and Argentina) Three child mummies are discovered and dubbed “The Children of of Llullaillaco” The children were Incan human sacrifices, killed around 1500 AD. Extensive analysis of the bodies were able to track the food and other substances of the mummies for two years prior to…

Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

March 8, 2014 Indian Ocean Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears The plane disappeared while flying between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport. Less than an hour after departing, voice contact was lost between air traffic controllers and the plane. Shortly after it disappeared from radar screens, though it was spotted by Malaysian…