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Titanic Survivor Opens Memorial To Disaster

Sat., April 15, 1995, midnight

The oldest living survivor of the Titanic visited a memorial Friday to the 1,523 passengers and crew who died when the liner sank in the North Atlantic 83 years ago.

Edith Haisman, 98, will officially open the Titanic Memorial Garden at the National Maritime Museum today.

The opening of the garden, London’s first permanent tribute to those killed in the disaster, coincides with an exhibition of artifacts from the wreck on display at the museum.

Haisman, from Southampton, was 15 when she accompanied her parents on the luxury liner to start a new life in Seattle. Her father was among those killed.

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