From Titanic Tragedy to Space Station Launch: Historic Events on April 14th
Today, on April 14th, we celebrate a number of significant events that have left a mark in history. Let’s take a journey through time and explore some of the most interesting events that took place on this day.
1. The Tragic Sinking of the Titanic (1912)
On this day in 1912, the Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ship of its time, hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. This disaster claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people and remains one of the most infamous maritime tragedies in history.
2. The First Black Hole Image (2019)
In 2019, astronomers announced the first-ever photograph of a black hole. The image, which was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, showed the black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, approximately 55 million light-years away from Earth.
3. The Birth of Robert Doisneau (1912)
Robert Doisneau, the famous French photographer known for his charming and romantic images of Paris, was born on this day in 1912. His iconic photograph, “The Kiss,” captured a couple kissing on the streets of Paris and has become one of the most recognizable images of the 20th century.
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