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    Guglielmo Marconi | The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on TITANIC but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier. As his daughter Degna later explained, he had paperwork to do and preferred the public stenographer aboard that vessel. he emerged from the disaster as one of its heroes, his invention credited with saving more than 700 lives. | Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

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Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic.... Pictured: Theodore Dreiser The novelist, then 40, considered returning from his first European holiday aboard the Titanic; an English publisher talked him out of the plan, persuading the writer that taking another ship would be less expensive.

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic [Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Library of Congress] via Smithsonian Magazine

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Who missed the TITANIC? Henry Clay Frick: The Pittsburgh steel baron was a business associate of fellow non-passenger J.P. Morgan. He canceled his passage on the Titanic when his wife sprained her ankle and had to be hospitalized in Italy.

Guglielmo Marconi - 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, known as the father of long distance radio transmission[1] and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

Wow. Who missed the TITANIC? J. Pierpont Morgan: The legendary 74-year-old financier, nicknamed the “Napoleon of Wall Street,” had helped create General Electric and U.S. Steel and was credited with almost singlehandedly saving the U.S. banking system during the Panic of 1907. “Monetary losses amount to nothing in life,” he told a visiting New York Times reporter days after the sinking. “It is the loss of life that counts. It is that frightful death.”

Who missed the TITANIC? John R. Mott: Though perhaps less well known today than the others on our list, Mott was an influential evangelist and longtime YMCA official, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. He and a colleague were supposedly offered free passage on the Titanic by a White Star Line official interested in their work but declined and instead took the more humble liner Lapland.

Titanic's 'Unknown Child' no longer nameless. He was an English passenger named Sidney Leslie Goodwin.

An old newspaper. Compared to other ones, it's actually fairly accurate about the numbers, too.

ladies cross from the tender onto the titantic.

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Titanic infographic / This isn't a book, but really interesting stories. Especially that of William T. Stead. What I want to know is: if he went to sit and read a book while the ship sank after all the boats had gone, how did anyone know he did this?