More connections than you think...
It was 99 years and 9 months ago almost to the date the Titanic on her maiden voyage - hit an iceberg and sank. Concordia hits a rock - and sank.
RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912,
VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE on the TITANIC
On the maiden voyage of Titanic some of the most prominent people of the day were travelling in first class. Among them were millionaire John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeleine Force Astor, industrialist Benjamin Guggenheim, Macy's owner Isidor Straus and his wife Ida, Denver millionairess Margaret "Molly" Brown (known afterward as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" due to her efforts in helping other passengers while the ship sank), Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon and his wife, couturière Lucy (Lady Duff-Gordon), George Dunton Widener, his wife Eleanor, and son Harry, cricketer and businessman John Borland Thayer with his wife Marian and their seventeen-year-old son Jack, journalist William Thomas Stead, the Countess of Rothes, United States presidential aide Archibald Butt, author and socialite Helen Churchill Candee, author Jacques Futrelle and his wife May and their friends, Broadway producers Henry and Rene Harris and silent film actress Dorothy Gibson among others.
$$$500 Million on board! = way over a trillion+ in todays terms adjust for inflation... Nothing new under the sun...
J.P. Morgan - cancelllllsss last secondddddd.....
***************Banker J. P. Morgan was scheduled to travel on the maiden voyage, but cancelled at the last minute. Travelling in first class aboard the ship were White Star Line's managing director J. Bruce Ismay and the ship's builder Thomas Andrews, who was on board to observe any problems and assess the general performance of the new ship..
Well, isnt that very interesting? J.P. Morgan cancels the voyage the last second?!lol Ding ding ding
Guggenheim boarded the RMS Titanic and was accompanied by his mistress, a French singer named Madame Léontine Aubart (1887–1964); his valet, Victor Giglio (1888–1912); his chauffeur, René Pernot (1872–1912); and Madame Aubart's maid, Emma Sägesser (1887–1964). His ticket was number 17593 and cost £79 4s (other sources give the price as £56 18s 7d). He and Giglio occupied stateroom cabin B82 while Aubart and Sägesser occupied cabin B35. Pernot occupied an unknown cabin in second class.
Concordia sits as we speak off of Giglio in Italy - damaged.
Bad Omen for C. Concordia - bottle doesnt break.
The largest Italian cruise ship ever conceived was ordered on 19 January 2004 in Fincantieri and built in the Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa, as yard number 6122.She had an inauspicious launch at Sestri Ponente on 2 September 2005, when the champagne bottle failed to break. The ship was delivered to Costa on 30 June 2006.[18
History is just repeating itself...
The Titanic sank during times when their was financial debt problems... more foreshadowing of events to come?
Nothing New Under the Sun...