Some notable passengers on the RMS Titanic included Benjamin Guggenheim, John Jacob Astor IV and Molly Brown. While Guggenheim and Astor both died at sea after the Titanic struck an iceberg, Brown survived aboard a lifeboat.Continue Reading
Known as the "Silver Prince," Benjamin Guggenheim was an heir to his famous family's fortune and estate. He was born on Oct. 26, 1865. After the iceberg hit the ship, Guggenheim assisted in helping women and children onto lifeboats. He dressed in his finest clothes, prepared to die honorably.
John Jacob Astor IV, the great-grandson to John Jacob Astor, helped build the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and the St. Regis hotel in New York City. He also invented a bicycle brake and an improvement to the turbine engine. He also served in the Spanish-American War, lending his yacht to the U.S. Navy, while serving as a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Born July 18, 1867, Molly Brown made her name as a film actress and a social activist for women and children. During World War I, she aided the Allied troops as a Red Cross worker in France. Her role in helping other survivors of the sinking ship gave her fame as the "Unsinkable Mrs. Brown." She died on Oct 26, 1932.Learn more about Modern History