Titanic sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg two and
a half hours earlier. The ship was 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. It
was carrying 2200 passengers. Only about 700 survived, mostly women and children.
Brown was returning to the USA from a trip to Europe. Molly took control of the
small life raft she found herself in and rescued a drowning sailor and other victims.
Whilst doing so she entertained those in the boat with tales from the Wild West.
became an instant worldwide hero. In 1960 a Broadway Musical entitled 'The Unsinkable
Molly Brown' revived her story. She died in 1932.