Thursday, April 15, 2021

We're going to need to run a correction

From the historical archives for this date, here's the front page of the April 15, 1912, edition of the Santa Cruz (California) News. Mistakes have been made.
Indeed, it was decidedly not the case that "Wonderful wireless saves the Titanic." And the "Monster Ship" was not towed to safety.

This was the next day's newspaper...
The Santa Cruz News was hardly alone in its error. This 2012 article by Debra J. Groom on states: "The early news reported April 15, 1912, about the Titanic disaster was far from correct. Many newspapers across the United States and the world received early word that yes, the ship had hit an iceberg, but no, there were no deaths. Some papers even reported the ship didn’t sink."

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