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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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One of Titanic’s most memorable survivors, Margaret Tobin, better known as Molly Brown—and even better known as “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”—was born on 18 July 1867.

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Molly Brown and Capt. Arthur Rostron of Cunard Line’s Carpathia, the first vessel to reach the Titanic disaster scene.

Born desperately poor, Brown achieved wealth beyond her wildest dreams by marrying a Colorado mine manager who soon discovered his own incredibly rich gold deposit.

Brown eventually separated from her husband and used her wealth to become a world traveler. She boarded Titanic at the end of a European jaunt.

After the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink, Brown made her way into Lifeboat 6. Once onboard, she took unofficial command of the craft and helped rescue several victims. To boost spirits, she regaled her fellow survivors with stories of her life in the Old West.

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