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Events from History: 31 May 1911

The RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner designed to be the ultimate in luxury and safety, was launched with great fanfare on May 31st, 1911, from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was the largest ship afloat at the time, boasting opulent first-class accommodations, spacious second and third-class cabins, and advanced technological features. The launch was a momentous occasion, drawing a crowd of over 100,000 spectators eager to witness the marvel of modern engineering. However, tragedy struck just a few days into her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, USA. On the night of April 14th, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, resulting in a disaster that claimed the lives of over 1,500 people. The sinking of the Titanic remains one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.

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