When the Titanic hit,Molly Brown took $500 cash, as many clothes as she could wear and an Egyptian talisman she had recently purchased for good luck.She boarded lifeboat number 6. She took turns rowing the lifeboat with the other passengers and argued to return to the site and pick up more passengers.When she returned to the US, a reporter asked why she didn’t go down with the Titanic and she responded, “because I’m a Brown, we’re unsinkable.”
Margaret "Molly" Brown (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932) was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to surviving the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. During WW I in France, she worked with the American Committee for Devastated France to rebuild areas behind the front line and helped wounded French and American soldiers. She was awarded the French Legion of Honour for her good citizenship and philanthropy. During the last years of her life, she was an…
The 'Unsinkable' Molly Brown - She survived the #Titanic in lifeboat number 6 and earned her nickname because she took control of the boat, kept the women rowing for seven hours and gave her furs to keep others warm.
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ROBERT HICHENS (Crew) First Quartermaster Robert Hichens steered the Titanic into the iceberg. He later got into a fight in the lifeboat with 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' which brought her lifelong fame. Hichens continued to work aboard ships after the sinking.
One of the most famous survivors of the Titanic sinking was Mrs. Margaret T. Brown. She had boarded the Titanic in Cherbourg. During the sinking she assisted passengers in boarding lifeboats, finally being persuaded to board Lifeboat 6 herself and insisted on the boat returning to the vicinity of the sinking Titanic to try to recover more survivors. Her story was the basis of the Broadway musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."