BIOGRAPHY: John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV Biography (1864–1912) Financier John Jacob Astor IV was the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor. He helped build the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Synopsis John Jacob Astor IV was born on July 13, 1864, in Rhinebeck, New York. He became active in real estate development, building…

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Titanic Timeline

A timeline of the fateful first and last voyage of the RMS Titanic. From the time of its construction, the Titanic was built to be gigantic and luxurious. Follow the history of the Titanic, from its beginnings in a shipyard to its end at the bottom of the sea, in this timeline of the Titanic.…

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BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Andrews

Thomas Andrews Biography Architect, Engineer (1873–1912) Thomas Andrews was the principal architect for the infamous RMS Titanic. He died in the sinking, on April 15, 1912. Synopsis Born on February 7, 1873, Thomas Andrews left school to become an apprentice at his uncle’s shipbuilding company, and later became the principal architect for the infamous RMS Titanic.…

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