Presentation on theme: "1912. What was going on in 1912? New U.S. football rules were set: the field was shortened to 100 yds.; touchdown became six points instead of five; four."— Presentation transcript:
What was going on in 1912? New U.S. football rules were set: the field was shortened to 100 yds.; touchdown became six points instead of five; four downs were allowed instead of three; and the kickoff was moved from midfield to the 40 yd. line.
New Mexico became the 47th state of the US. Arizona became the 48th state of the Union, the final area of the continental United States to attain statehood.
Ronald Amundsen announced the discovery of the South Pole. Capt. Albert Berry performed the 1st parachute jump from an airplane. And…Dixie Cup was invented!
What else happened in 1912?
When and how ? 1907 Construction of the Titanic Titanic was built in Belfast by the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff. The company was owned by Lord Pirrie, a friend of Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line. The chief designer of the Titanic was his son-in-law, Thomas Andrews. Thomas Andrews Construction of the Titanic began in Harland and Wolff had to make alterations to their shipyard (larger piers and gantries) to accommodate the giant liners, Titanic and her sister ship Olympic. The two ships were to be built side-by-side. Titanic was constructed with sixteen watertight compartments. Each compartment had doors that were designed to close automatically if the water level rose above a certain height. The doors could also be electronically closed from the bridge. Titanic was able to stay afloat if any two compartments or the first four became flooded. Shortly after Titanic hit the iceberg it was revealed that the first six compartments were flooded. There were twenty-four double-ended boilers and five single ended boilers which were housed in six boiler rooms. The double ended boilers were 20 feet long, had a diameter of 15 feet 9 inches and contained six coal burning furnaces. The single ended boilers were 11 feet 9 inches long with the same diameter and three furnaces. Smoke and waste gasses were expelled through three funnels. Titanic's four funnels were constructed away from the site and were then transported to the shipyard for putting on the Titanic. Only three of the funnels were used to expel smoke and waste gasses. The fourth was added to make the ship look more powerful Titanic had three propellers which were powered by steam. The rotation of the propellers powered the ship through the sea. Titanic was launched in The next ten months were spent completing the interior of the ship. The total cost of the RMS Titanic was $7.5 million (1912) The Construction Almost done
The Journey Apr 2, 1912 Titanic underwent sea trials under its own power. Apr 10, 1912 The 66,000 ton RMS Titanic left port from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage with 2,223 people. Wednesday, April 10, 1912 April 14-15, 1912 Newspaper Article History
Titanic Passengers and Victims On board: 2223 Victims: 1517 Survivors: 706
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Books and Movies Book A Night to Remember (movie) Titanic Underwater Footage