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Lexington Leader’s coverage of Titanic sinking, 1912

Posted on April 15, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The front page of the April 16, 1912, Lexington Leader, with news about the sinking of the RMS Titanic the day before. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, she sank four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton in England to New York City. An estimated 2,224 people were on board when she struck an iceberg on the night of April 14. She sank two hours and forty minutes later, claiming more than 1,500 lives. The Lexington Leader was the afternoon newspaper, and the Lexington Herald was circulated in the morning. The two merged in 1983, creating the Lexington Herald-Leader. Click on the image for a closer look.

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