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1912 was notable as the year in which RMS Titanic sank.
On 10 April, [additional sources needed] the Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. The Daniels family cancelled their plans to travel on the ship the day before. A photograph of the Daniels with the Ninth Doctor later came into Clive Finch's possession. (TV: Rose) The Ninth Doctor later remarked that he was on board an "unsinkable" vessel, likely being the Titanic as he then mentioned the voyage ended with him "clinging to an iceberg". (TV: The End of the World)
On the 14th, the Titanic struck an iceberg as it crossed the North Atlantic Ocean. As the ship sank, the Seventh Doctor stopped Huitzilin from acquiring the Xiuhcoatl. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird) The Fourth Doctor assured Borusa he "had nothing to do with it." (TV: The Invasion of Time) The sinking was a major event in 20th century Earth history, and nearly a century later, Max Capricorn built a space-faring replica which nearly met a similarly tragic end on 25 December 2008. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)
The Master, who was trapped on Earth in the early 20th century, boarded the Titanic for its maiden voyage in order to avoid the upcoming First World War by migrating to the United States of America. He was unaware of its eventual fate. However, he managed to escape the sinking in a lifeboat. (AUDIO: Mastermind)
President Lecomte of Haiti was murdered by agents of Tancred Auguste. Auguste later moved Lecomte's body to the Presidential Palace and blew the building up to make it look as if Lecomte had perished in the explosion. Auguste seized power as president, but was himself soon assassinated. (PROSE: White Darkness)Voynich manuscript was rediscovered by Wilfred Voynich. (PROSE: Ancient Whispers)