Thursday, June 01, 2023

Perhaps no survivor of the Titanic was more fearless than "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." Famously portrayed in the classic 1997 film, Brown was even more formidable in real life. When the ship began to sink on the night of April 14, 1912, Brown sprang into action, tirelessly helping others board lifeboats before she was finally persuaded to board one herself. Once aboard, she grabbed an oar and rowed her fellow passengers toward safety — before stopping to insist that the vessel's crewman turn around so that they could save more people. When he told her that they could be sucked into the frozen depths of the North Atlantic, she refused to back down and threatened to toss him overboard if he didn't turn back.