Today in 1867, Margaret Brown, made famous by the musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, was born. Brown is best known for surviving the Titanic sinking and for pushing the crew of the lifeboat she occupied to return to the scene to look for survivors. Brown was active in the women’s suffrage movement and an advocate for the poor. She ran for the U.S. Senate twice.

"Thanks for the kind thoughts. Water was fine, swimming, good. Neptune was exceedingly kind to me and I am now high and dry."