11.Benjamin Guggenheim, of the wealthy Guggenheim family, was aboard the Titanic when it sank. He died dressed in his finest clothes so he and his staff could "go down like gentlemen."
12.The scene in Cameron's Titanic where the band plays on deck while the boat sinks is based on true events. The real-life Titanic band actually played for more than two hours after the ship hit the iceberg, in the midst of chaos and panic as passengers boarded lifeboats.
13.A first-class passenger, Ann Elizabeth Isham, was already in a lifeboat when she decided to get back on the sinking ship to retrieve her beloved Great Dane. They died together in the water.
14.On the Titanic submarine expedition in 1985, they found a number of perfectly preserved shoes throughout the ship's remains. The bodies had decomposed and their skeletons had decalcified, leaving only the shoes.
15.None of the Titanic's engineers survived its sinking. All 35 remained on the ship to keep the power on so they could send distress signals and reduce panic among passengers.
16.About a month after the Titanic sank, a lifeboat with three corpses inside was found about 300 miles away from the original site.
17.A priest aboard the ship when it hit the iceberg refused to board a lifeboat so he could take confessions, help others onto lifeboats, and pray. His body was never recovered.
18.And finally, in 2017, research emerged that it wasn't just an iceberg that sank the Titanic but also a fire that damaged the ship and was covered up by the company that built it.
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