Friday, February 10, 2012
ARCHIVE / SAN DIEGO'S TITANIC EXHIBIT HAS ENDED
THAT SINKING FEELING—Proving history is hot and popular, the San Diego Natural History Museum has launched its “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” which will run thru Sept. 9. The expo reheralds the harrowing demise of the Cunard luxury liner (no Italian captain) 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Tickets start at $27 per person. Info: www.sdnhm.org
What is even more remarkable is the fact the Titanic disaster is still making eerie news. In an ironic twist Sydney-based newspaper The Australian reported Valentina Capuano survived the recent capsizing of the Italian liner Costa Concordia, along with her fiancé, her brother and his girl friend.
As fate would have it, Valentina’s grandmother survived the sinking of the Titanic. Her brother Giovanni, who was a White Star Line waiter aboard the Titanic was one of the 1,517 persons, who perished in the North Atlantic.