Titanic

This 1911 photo shows the Titanic as it was getting ready for launch.

1 On this day in 1985, after a dramatic search led by oceanographer Robert Ballard, the wreckage of the Titanic was discovered on the ocean floor at a depth of approximately 13,000 feet, according to Britannica. Filmmaker James Cameron depicted this historic find in his Oscar-winning film, “Titanic.” The infamous sinking of the ship occurred in 1912, after it struck an iceberg.

2 The world’s last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati (Ohio) Zoo in 1914, according to Britannica. The bird was hunted to extinction throughout the 1800s. The eastern United States served as the main habitat for this migratory bird.

3 The number one song on this day in 1979 was “My Sharona” by The Knack. The song was number 1 for six weeks and continues to get stuck in people’s heads to this very day.

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