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Titanic Blood and Steel looks beneath the traditional romance that many associate with the “ship of dreams” and looks at the design and construction of the liner from the perspective of the people who made the ship a reality. Using Belfast and its hardships of the period 1907 – 1912 as a setting, this new series depicts the story of budgetary constraints and the relentless demands, placed on workers, by Titanic owner J.P. Morgan

John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan (1837-1913) was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892 Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. After financing the creation of the Federal Steel Company, he merged with Carnegie Steel Company and several other steel and iron businesses to form the United States Steel…

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Gold U.S. coins promised in exchange for these bearer bonds, for U.S. Peru guano fertilizer trade deals, signed in 1875 by a New York international financial investment trading house of HOBSON HURTADO & COMPANY linked to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.

J.P. Morgan - this famous financier and banker began his early career as an accountant on Wall Street. But after his father died and left him the family business, J.P. Morgan went on to become a banking and corporate pioneer. He began buying distressed businesses, in particular railroads, and merging them—a common business practice still today.

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641SHARES COMMENTS In 1898 a man named Morgan Robertson penned a book titled “Wreck of the Titan” about a luxury liner deemed unsinkable that was going too fast in the North Atlantic in April and hit an iceberg killing most everyone on board due to lack of lifeboat

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The Titanic, registered as a British mail ship was really owned by the American railroad tycoon, John Pierpont Morgan. He acquired the White Star Line in 1902. He had his very own private suite and promenade deck on the Titanic. He was supposed to join her for her maiden voyage but cancelled his passage, sparing him the fate of many of the other millionaires.

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from Slate Magazine

9/16: The Forgotten New York Terrorist Attack

The Wall Street bombing, as the event is now known, occured just after noon on Thursday, September 16, 1920. A wagon loaded with a bomb containing dynamite and 500 pounds of small iron weights parked in front of 23 Wall Street. The corner building was then the headquarters of J.P. Morgan & Co., the nation's most powerful bank. At 12:01 pm, the timer on the bomb reached zero and a terrific explosion rocked the street.

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