titanic post of the day
In the wake of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, a Canadian ship was dispatched for the grim taks of collecting the bodies of the disaster. Among the bodies recovered was a boy about one year old who lacked any identification. Greatly moved, the ship's crew took up a collection to have the boy buried in a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where some of the Titanic's other victims were laid to rest. The sailors erected a handsome monument with the legend "Unknown Child."
Now, 90 years later, DNA tests performed on the boy's remains have identified him as Eino Viljami Panula, a 13-month-old Finnish boy who perished along with his mother and four brothers.
The boy's present-day relatives have said they intend to leave his grave in Nova Scotia.