The Ides of March preceded the historical disaster of April 15th. 1912. On a more scientific front, the Johnson GEO CENTRE, situated on Signal Hill, in St. John’s, is giving a series of lectures (this month of March 2012), marking the anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage and subsequent sinking.
It is called “Simulating a Night at Sea;” Examining the Key Events in the Loss of the Titanic.
Speaker: Captain Chris Hearn, Director of Marine Simulation, Department of the Marine Institute of Memorial University. e-mail: email@example.com
Scientists have revised their thinking, that hitting the iceberg did not create a gash in the hull. Explorers found an intact wreck of the Titanic, sitting upright on the ocean floor in 1985,without any signs of a gash. It was concluded that the collision’s impact up against the iceberg had buckled and loosened the seems in the adjacent hull plates, causing them to separate, allowing the water to flood in and sink the ship.
An aside Re: The Ides of March.
People tend to attach significance to phrases, over time…but when one looks at the facts, one sees more clearly ; when one knows all, one understands all….
Keep in mind that although one might conjure up thoughts of foreboding when hearing “the Ides of March” it actually just means the middle of the calendar month, in Roman Times.
May you have a good month of March.