Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

The notables who planned to sail on the fateful voyage included a world-famous novelist, a radio pioneer and America’s biggest tycoons

(AP Photo/The Hershey Library via the Patriot-News.)

Henry Clay Frick

Henry Clay Frick
(The Frick Collection c. 1900)

The Pittsburgh steel baron was a business associate of fellow non-passenger J.P. Morgan. He canceled his passage on the Titanic when his wife sprained her ankle and had to be hospitalized in Italy.

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