2 June : Millvina Dean, the last remaining survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, died at a care home in England.Dean was a two-month-old baby and her family were emigrating to Kansas in the United States when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage in 1912.
She was placed in a sack and carried to safety. Her mother and brother also survived, but her father was among the 1,500 passengers and crew who died.Two of Dean’s unnamed friends told that she died at the care home in Hampshire, in southern England.
She had spent most of her life in Southampton in the county of Hampton, from where the Titanic set out.Dean had been struggling to pay the bills for her care home and in October 2008 raised USD 53,900 by auctioning off items from the liner.
She was forced to sell a 100-year-old suitcase filled with clothes which was donated to her family by the people of New York when they arrived in the US after being rescued.
Rare prints of the liner signed by the artists along with compensation letters sent to her mother by the Titanic Relief Fund also went under the hammer in Devizes, southwest England.
The last remaining US survivor, Lillian Asplund, died in her home in May 2006 at the age of 99. She was just five years old when the Titanic went down.